Former Young Australian of the Year finalist and Street Swags founder Jean Madden will continue to fight a second batch of seven fraud charges, laid months after prosecutors withdrew the same number of charges.
In December charges relating to allegations she rorted the homeless welfare group of more than $154,000 in 2015 and 2016 and falsified a registry with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission were dropped due to a lack of evidence.
However, Madden has since been charged with seven other fraud offences, which she said appeared similar to those discontinued.
After briefly facing Brisbane Magistrates Court on Tuesday, she said the case against her was a witch hunt that had a very upsetting impact on her life.
"It's a very sordid game," she told reporters.
"They haven't killed me yet, so I still have a voice and I'm looking forward to one day telling my story."
Madden, who was the Queensland Young Australian of the Year in 2010, founded Street Swags that year to provide the homeless with canvas bags that convert to bedding.
She will defend other allegations, including credit card fraud, at trial in May.