Mr O'Sullivan said Australian officials in Pakistan formed the view on October 22, 2001, that Mr Habib might be "rendered" — transferred to a third country for interrogation — and conveyed concerns to Canberra.None of them did anything to stop it. All of them assisted in the cover-up.
A meeting in Canberra the next day — attended by then ASIO director-general Denis Richardson and senior representatives of the Federal Police and three government departments — decided that Australia would oppose his rendition...
Mr O'Sullivan confirmed the outcome of the officials' meeting was communicated through senior levels of government on a "need-to-know" basis. "Such intelligence material would routinely be distributed to the prime minister's office — to whomever the staffer in the prime minister's office who is charged with handling such material," he said.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Habib's Torture: Howard Knew, Did Nothing
ASIO, the AFP and the Howard government were all fully aware: