Couple backs Schapelle by banning Bali
BERNIE McClafferty is adamant about setting Shapelle Corby free and believes he can help make a stand on her behalf by refusing to sell Balinese and Indonesian goods in his store My Inner Hippie.
Mr McClafferty believes the sentence and the trial was unfair.
'The evidence read in court, in any civilised country would be thrown out,' he said.
'I truly believe she is innocent.'
Mr McClafferty feels so strongly about the issue, he and his wife Tracy, who own stores in Tannum Sands and Hervey Bay and are about to open a third in Bundaberg, will not be carrying any more stock from Bali or Indonesia.
'We have one person in particular who goes to Bali two times a year,'' Mr McClafferty said.
'We have already told her, 'Sorry, no more'.'
There are already orders on the way Mr McClafferty can't cancel and some stock in store that the couple will continue to sell.
'After that no more until Schapelle Corby is free,' Mr McClafferty said.
'A lot of people will say 'You're hurting the small people', we don't want to hurt the small people, we want to hurt the government.
'If they are hurt, it is just collateral damage.
'Im sure I will be condemned but that's me, what I believe. "It's the little people over there who can make the biggest difference.'
A petition, calling for the release of Schapelle Corby, will also be placed in all of the couple's businesses.