Date: May 29 2012
Schapelle Corby's lawyer has met Australian government officials in Bali to seek support for her pending parole application.
The 34-year-old, who learnt last week her sentence for drug smuggling had been slashed by five years, is facing the prospect of another three years behind bars in Bali's Kerobokan jail unless she wins parole.
Parole is very rare for foreigners in Indonesia, and Corby would have to satisfy a set of strict conditions to be successful.
The application process includes Australia providing a guarantee that she would not breach the conditions.
But the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has declined to say whether it would provide a guarantee, although it has confirmed that it would consult her lawyers. AAP
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