Indonesia's justice minister has confirmed he will sign-off on Schapelle Corby's parole application.
Indonesia's justice minister has confirmed he'll sign off on Schapelle Corby's parole tomorrow.
He has 1,700 applications on his desk to go through.
Corby will then find out when she'll be released, into the care of her sister.
Reporter Tim Lester is in Jakarta.
Good morning, Tim.
We heard from the minister again last night.
What did he say this time?
He said very much as he said in the earlier two meetings with media, with perhaps more exaggeration of having to repeat it.
The determination of all 1700 will be completed by tomorrow night close of business.
And by then, we know the situation with Schapelle Corby's parole.
Perhaps the more interesting revelation has come from the governor of the prison in Bali, who says that he was behind recommending the release on parole of Schapelle Corby.
That confirms essentially that the paperwork before the Minister here is for Schapelle Corby's release, it's a positive recommendation.
Though the prisoner governor did also say that he expected the paperwork to have to go through several more steps before release in the next couple of days is less likely than we had thought, Ann.
Tim, one Indonesian MP is trying to stop her release.
Does he have any chance?
The MP is an Indonesian MP that we spoke to yesterday on Seven News.
He made a personal representation to the Justice Minister to stop Schapelle Corby's release on parole.
I think it's likely that we see other MPs and activists, certainly activists who campaign against drug use in this country, coming out strongly in the next day or two, vowing their concerns about this release.
But it does seem that the process is now far enough down the trail and the Minister set it up that he will do as recommended to do, that the release will go-ahead in spite of local opposition, Ann.
Now to Melissa Doyle in Bali.
Good morning, Mel.
How soon will she be released once the paperwork's finalised?
Hopefully, Ann, this end of the process will be quicker process will be quicker than everything in the lead-up to it.
Our understanding is that the moment it is signed, an email is sent to Kerobokan Prison, where she is held.
She will be brought out of her cell, finger printed and then has to sign some extensive paperwork, among those strict parole conditions.
Now, all of that is expected to take an hour.
We then believe she will walk out, whether she goes out the front door, we are not sure.
But she will be met by her sister and her husband.
They will be acting as her guarantor.
They will be waiting outside to whisk her away as quickly as possible.
You can only begin to imagine the media interest at that point in time.
A lot of media attention.
Is there much local interest in this story?
There hasn't been a lot.
I have gone through the papers.
No mention of her yesterday.
As Tim said, there is 1700 documents on the Justice Minister's desk and Schapelle Corby is just one of them.
We have no idea where she sits in that pile.
So a little bit of, as Tim explained, demonstrators, some for and some against.
Nothing like the attention that it is getting back home in Australia.
Any sign of her sister?
No, we haven't seen her.
We understand she visited Schapelle Corby on Tuesday, she stayed away from the jail yesterday.
One of the reasons is not to attract any more undue attention by arriving, given that there is media around and waiting for the release.
We also understand that she told her that the process is closer, so the end is as close as it has ever been.
There have been rumours for months that it's coming soon, the release date.
We understand that she didn't tell her too much, keen to not get her hopes