I received word from the smash repairer that the parts for the CT200h had finally arrived. The damage the poor car accumulated over 12 months in Muswellbrook can now be repaired. I think the Lexus spares warehouse was in Fukujima, which would explain why it took so long to get the parts.
So I drove up and will fly back tomorrow. Next weekend I will fly up and drive back - in a nice undamaged car.
I made the mistake of dropping in at Lexus to see the new models. They had a brand new IS300h on the floor. *bites knuckles.* Oh my.