Defence 'disdain' for openness labelled a safety risk

By Tess Ikonomou
Updated December 8 2023 - 4:45pm, first published 4:41pm
Taipan helicopters were dumped by the Australian Defence Force a decade earlier than scheduled. (HANDOUT/ADF)
Taipan helicopters were dumped by the Australian Defence Force a decade earlier than scheduled. (HANDOUT/ADF)

Documents assessing the potential risks for a fleet of helicopters involved in a fatal crash will not be released by Defence, which claims confidentiality is "vital" to aviation safety.

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