Billy Rodwell has tonight been remanded in custody until Monday after being arrested in takayna/Tarkine protecting ancient rainforests.
Tasmania Police were wrong to bring Billy before the court. They should have promptly released him on bail conditions like all other protesters who are first offenders. This is overkill.
“Billy is a 23 year old visitor from Victoria, who has come to our state for its wild and scenic beauty. This is Gutwein's Russia. It’s excessive, obscene, and harsh treatment of protestors in Tasmania. We are outraged,” Jenny Weber said.