A refugee who previously said Australia abandoned him in Cambodia now acknowledges he received a lump sum of $38,000 for the education and health insurance of his children, on top of $60,000 in previous payments.
Abdullah Zalghani fled Syria with his wife and children in 2011, but left them in Lebanon while he tried to reach Australia.
His boat from Indonesia was stopped on the way to Australia in 2013, and he was detained on Christmas Island and Nauru.
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