Thanks for all the info. I did a search on "reverse clutch" and found some info. It does sound like this is a common problem to this car and I am bad luck with it.
I will take the car straight to the dealer and have it repaired. Looks like I will be up to a few thousands Australian dollars. I assume most of it will be labour.
Is there anything I could have done to prevent this problem???
Again, many thanks and will update you all once I have it fixed....