Ms Gillard says the Government reached a settlement to avoid further litigation.Gillard says it is in taxpayers' interests.
"I think Australians understand this is a matter of long standing," she said.
"It did not start under the current Government - it started a number of years ago - but it was in the interests of taxpayers to settle it and that has been done."
I can not explain how angry I am about this.
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Just a reminder of the character of Habib:
He was refused an Australian passport in November, is he an Australian citizen?