April 12, 2021
Web designer Judy Schulz has vowed to continue her public dispute with South Burnett councillor Scott Henschen despite having three applications to Kingaroy Magistrates Court dismissed on Friday.
In a public statement sent to multiple media outlets, Ms Schulz described the $1500 in costs ordered against her by Magistrate Andrew Sinclair as “monopoly money”.
The former campaign manager for Cr Henschen said the dismissal of her court applications “merely means I erred in preparing the application which in hindsight I should have had my lawyer prepare from day one”.
“Today is not the end, it’s just the beginning and I will not be silenced,” Ms Schulz wrote.
The public statement repeated allegations Ms Schulz has made over past months on social media but which have not been aired in open court.
southburnett.com.au understands that at least some of these claims have already been the subject of complaints to the Office of the Independent Assessor – the body which assesses complaints lodged by the public against councillors – and have been dismissed.
One complaint, easily identified in Council’s complaints register from Ms Schulz’s prior statements on social media, was “dismissed … as the complaint is vexatious”.
On March 22, former Greens candidate Grant Newson launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise funds to pay for Ms Schulz’s legal costs.
By noon on April 12 it had raised $40.