Media Release: Nineteen year old Tasmanian held on remand after forest protest arrest

Nineteen years old Ellen Maddock, from South Arm near Hobart, has been arrested at the Wentworth Hills site of clearfell logging of native forest southeast of Lake St Clair and taken to Hobart Remand Centre jail.

“I join many other Australians in saluting Ellen’s courage and commitment to Tasmania’s future. In this age of climate and extinction crisis, the Minister for Forests Destruction, Guy Barnett, should be the one in the paddy wagon, not Ellen Maddock. The Wentworth Hills forest should be a national park showplace for Tasmania’s future, not a widening scene of logging squalor.

If Ellen’s arrest is a sign of toughening measures against our peaceful defenders of the forests and their wildlife, it won’t work,” said Bob Brown.


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  • Adam Burling
    published this page in Media Releases 2022-02-15 14:41:39 +1100