Antoniolli fails to turn up on court date

Shae McDonald
Former Ipswich mayor Andrew Antoniolli hasn't appeared for his first court mention on fraud charges

Former Ipswich City Council mayor Andrew Antoniolli has failed to face court on fraud charges.

Antoniolli was scheduled to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday for the first time since he was charged by Queensland's Crime and Corruption Commission.

Instead lawyer Dan Rogers appeared on his behalf and requested the matter be adjourned until June 13.

As part of the conditions of his bail, Antoniolli is not to contact Troy Dobinson, Lindsey Denman, James Lindsay or former Ipswich chief executive Carl Wulff.

He has also been ordered not to visit or speak to any staff at Trek Cycles in Ipswich, or contact any council employees in relation to the court matters.

The state's corruption watchdog charged the former police officer with seven counts of fraud on May 2.

He is accused of using council funds "for his own use to purchase auction items from charitable organisations".

The alleged offending took place between October 2011 and June 2017.

Antoniolli is the second Ipswich mayor in less than a year to be charged with criminal offences.

Paul Pisasale, who was charged in June 2017, is facing several allegations that include corruption and misconduct.

The pair are among 14 people facing 70 charges in relation to the CCC's investigations into the council.

Mr Rogers did not comment outside court, but Antoniolli took to social media over the weekend to reiterate a previous statement the allegations would not define him.

He urged his followers to show "support for the council and democracy" by signing a petition against administrators being appointed to run the council.

He also said the ordeal had been a "very difficult time" for him and his family.