The legal battle over independent candidate Patricia Petersen's election signs continues.
The legal battle over independent candidate Patricia Petersen's election signs continues. Sarah Harvey

Ipswich council legal battle adjourned to consider costs

A LEGAL dispute between political candidate Patricia Petersen and Ipswich City Council has been adjourned for about a week to give both sides time to discuss costs.

Ms Petersen and the council have been locked in a legal battle after council claimed she breached local laws when her election signs appeared at various suburbs in the 2013 Federal Election.

Ms Petersen was found guilty but appealed this at district court and won.

She sought compensation and legal costs. The case was mentioned briefly at Brisbane District Court on Wednesday when council's barrister Steve Kissick asked for the case to be adjourned to allow parties to reach an agreement on costs.

He said it was unlikely there would be any more "hiccups".

The matter was adjourned until Friday week. - APN NEWSDESK


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