UPDATE: FORMER mayoral candidate Dr Patricia Petersen has fronted an Ipswich Court over alleged threats.

The 53-year-old was charged earlier this month after she was accused of threatening Cr Paul Tully.

She has been charged with one count of making threats. Dr Petersen denies any wrongdoing.

Defence lawyer Chris Lumme had the matter adjourned to Ipswich Magistrates Court on October 4 for a brief of evidence.

Outside court Dr Petersen said she would not be making comment "out of respect for the court".

Patricia Petersen fronted court on September 21, charged with making threats against Ipswich City Councillor Paul Tully.
Patricia Petersen fronted court on September 21, charged with making threats against Ipswich City Councillor Paul Tully. Helen Spelitis

 

INITIAL: 

A FORMER mayoral candidate is expected to front an Ipswich court this morning over alleged threats.

Sexologist Dr Patricia Petersen, 53, was charged earlier this month after she was accused of threatening Cr Paul Tully.

She has been charged with one count of making threats. Dr Petersen denies any wrongdoing.

Dr Petersen has made several unsuccessful attempts at running for public office over the past decade, including campaigns for local council, the state seat of Bundamba and the Federal seat of Blair but most recently, she ran for mayor in the by-election that was called following the sudden resignation of Paul Pisasale.

She is due to appear before Ipswich Magistrates at 9am this morning.

Ms Petersen this morning said she could "confirm she did report Councillor Tully to the Crime and Corruption Commission".

"I believe I did the right thing. My conscience is clear. I stand by my decision," she said.

"And I am sleeping very well at night."



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