Indonesia To Allow Schapelle Corby To Go Home, As Long As It’s On A Boat

Schapelle Corby

Operation Sovereign Borders will face its toughest test yet when Schapelle Corby sails into Australian waters on a small fishing vessel, possibly as early as this weekend.

The mouth-watering scenario – thought to be just a wet-dream a tabloid current affairs show producer once had – became a real possibility today when the Indonesian President offered the famous drug smuggler freedom, on the condition she smuggle her own way home.

The proposal puts Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in a difficult position. He’ll need to weigh up his commitment to stop the boats, against his desire to appeal to Schapelle sympathises in marginal electorates across the country. His office was unavailable for comment today, although one insider said it was “line ball”.

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  1. mludowyk

    February 8, 2014 at 10:27 am

    Haha Maybe she could catch one of those orange lifeboats that are floating up on beaches in Indonesia

  2. Bali Hi

    February 10, 2014 at 9:58 am

    You better label this as satire at the top of the page – otherwise there will be a whole lot of people giving this out as fact – it is alarmingly believable!

    Such a shame that you could only get top Australian Satire ranking by the brutal destruction of the beloved This Day Tonight.

    • Bali Hi

      February 11, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      Sorry Today Tonight not This Day Tonight

  3. expatinbali

    March 6, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Don’t right this off… Mercedes recent debacle with her interview shows the family to be stupid enough to try this