Top three reads in this week’s Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

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Quokka by photographer Alex Cearns.
Camera IconQuokka by photographer Alex Cearns. Credit: Supplied,

In this week’s Manjimup-Bridgetown Times read the war of words between Warren-Blackwood MLA Jane Kelsbie and WA Liberal David Honey, a prescribed burn in a quokka habitat has environmentalists worried they could be wiped out and a Manjimup teen has been called up to both the U-19 State netball and U-20 State basketball squads.

Libs leader and MP at loggerheads over ban

WA Liberal leader David Honey has launched a scathing attack on Warren-Blackwood MP Jane Kelsbie, saying the former Worklink WA CEO “would never have been elected” if WA Labor had come clean about its plans to ban logging in native forests before the State election.

Ms Kelsbie, pictured, toppled longstanding Nationals MLC Terry Redman at the March election, winning the seat after securing 51.3 per cent of the vote, 12,903 to 12,266.

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Prescribed burn quokka concern

A prescribed burn scheduled to take place in a known quokka habitat in the South West has environmentalists worried the fire could kill off the remaining animals in the area.

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has a prescribed burn for the Dombakup forest block, just north of Northcliffe, scheduled for the 2021/22 summer period.

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States of excitement Manjimup teen an elite pick for two sports

A young Manjimup dual-code athlete had her name called for not one, but two, State squads last week.

Abbey Hall, 17, was named as one of only two regional athletes in the 22-player Netball WA 2022 19-and-under State squad last week.

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