The parents of Bali Nine drug smuggler Scott Rush will fly from Brisbane to Indonesia this morning ahead of a last ditch appeal to save their son from the death sentence.
Rush was convicted of attempting to smuggle more than eight kilograms of heroin from Bali into Australia in 2005.
His legal team has argued he was a courier and not the mastermind of the operation
His father Lee Rush says the brief appeal hearing will be heard in Indonesia next Wednesday and it is a worrying time for the family.
It's been extremely stressful for him to have this death penalty on his head, he said.
We just tend to get on with life on a day-to-day basis, but I know we struggle with it as well, as parents.
We are heading over to be there in preparation for Scott for his mental and physical health, to look forward to, hopefully, a good outcome, he added.
There will be an appearance by Scott, there will be a reading of the new evidence.
I would think after that there would be a delay before the prosecutors reply until such time as information is gathered and sent to the Supreme Court in Jakarta.
Mon Aug 9, 2010