Schapelle Corby's parole is set for mid 2017 and her devoted sister Mercedes has a job waiting for her. She has opened a new tapas bar on the Gold Coast called the Laneway Bar and Dining with her friend and former pro-surfer Trudy Todd.
When Schapelle was arrested, Mercedes move her life to Indonesia and started a family. She refused to leave the country until Schapelle was released but decided to return to Australia earlier this year with her three children after she split from husband Wayan Widyartha.
Her two older children are working at the bar and Schapelle is welcome to join the family business, if that's what she wants when she comes home.