The difference East Timor 600 miles from Australia, Nauru nearly 3000 miles, its as simple as that.
Why wouldn't the present government prefer East Timor, not to mention the number of people we might be looking at.
Nauru is a tiny island with a tiny population, not the first choice and not very fair to the people of Nauru.
Looking at the whole thing rationally East Timor is the most practical, forget the politics for once.
Central Government Offices Dili East Timor