Candidate defiant in court

Independent candidates Angela Watson and Patricia Petersen appeared in Ipswich Courthouse wearing billboard signs in protest over council fines relating to electoral signs.
Independent candidates Angela Watson and Patricia Petersen appeared in Ipswich Courthouse wearing billboard signs in protest over council fines relating to electoral signs.

TWO independent Ipswich candidates have had their applications to overturn fines imposed by the city council dismissed at Ipswich Magistrates Court.

Ipswich candidate Patricia Petersen and Bundamba hopeful Angela Watson have both been fined for unlawfully displaying election advertising.

The pair arrived at court wearing their campaign sandwich boards yesterday afternoon to put their appeal before the court, but were swiftly told to shed their posters by security.

Dr Petersen argued council had "stolen" her advertising material and she shouldn't

have to pay a $110 collection fee to retrieve it. She said she owed $1610 to council in fines.

But Magistrate Michael Quinn said he could not deal with their case until the pair had received a summons to court and entered a plea of not guilty.

Mr Quinn told Dr Petersen she could "have her day in court" if she followed the appropriate steps required.

Topics:  candidate, crime, fines, ipswich magistrates court



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