South Western Times’ top stories of the week

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Isla Fisher.
Camera IconIsla Fisher. Credit: Marie Claire/Simon Upton

This week’s South Western Times is hot off the press with plenty of local news. Here are this week’s top stories.

Thousands get the jab done

A total of 64,000 South West residents have rolled up their sleeves to receive their first COVID-19 jab, with vaccination rates expected to skyrocket after eligibility was expanded to include people aged 16 to 29.

About 500 people have been rolling up their sleeves at the WA Country Health Service-run Bunbury clinic each day.

A man gets a COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination site.
Camera IconA man gets a COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination site. Credit: Matt Stone/AP, Matt Stone

Under-30s across the region are now able to do the same and get a Pfizer jab at State-run clinics.

More than 73,000 young West Australians rushed to book their vaccine appointments within 24 hours of the rollout expansion.

Fine for ‘pork chop’ carry on

A South West magistrate has told a 38-year-old Bunbury woman she “carried on like an absolute pork chop” after she exposed her breasts to police officers who told her to move on and later resisted arrest.

Sally Anne Brockwell was fined $1300, plus court costs, after pleading guilty to charges of behaving in a disorderly manner in public, obstructing public officers and possessing cannabis.

The court was told Brockwell was walking through Victoria Street near Fitzgerald’s Irish Bar on July 2 when she exposed her breasts to police who told her to move on after they deemed her to be behaving in a disorderly manner.

Star adds glamour to festival

Hollywood talent Isla Fisher will be trading in the big screen for a taste of glitz and glamour in the South West as one of the jury members for Australia’s premier film festival.

Best known for her roles in Wedding Crashers, Confessions of a Shopaholic and Now You See Me, Fisher has been living out lockdown in Sydney since wrapping her latest project Wolf Like Me — a romantic comedy limited series co-starring Josh Gad.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: Isla Fisher attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on February 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Camera IconLONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14: Isla Fisher attends the EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House on February 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images) Credit: Getty Images

Now the Australian actor will be stepping into a new role as she joins the jury for the CinefestOZ Film Festival to help decide which film will take home the prestigious $100,000 Film Prize.

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