Exclusive: Former Nauru president's dying wish is to end offshore processing

Mr Dabwido said the original contract seemed to be a “good arrangement” to prevent “queue jumpers” in the system.

“I thought it good policy because eventually, they get in [to Australia],” he said.

“But along the way it’s been changed and [Australia] says people will never get in. The decision made by this Australian government is not the one I signed.”