FROM THE ARCHIVES
15 YEARS AGO February 6, 2003
Controversy surrounding the opening of a McDonald’s restaurant in Broome had been dismissed by Shire president Kevin Fong in favour of progress and growth.
The fast-food chain opened its doors to mixed reactions from locals, with the development causing protests in the town 14 months prior.
10 YEARS AGO February 7, 2008
Members of Broome’s indigenous community welcomed the new Federal Government’s decision to formally apologise to the Stolen Generation, labelling the move as an important first step in reconciliation.
The Rudd Government announced saying sorry would be its first order of business when Parliament resumed.
FIVE YEARS AGO February 7, 2013
The Barnett Government sought to boost its green credentials when it announced the establishment of two new marine parks in the Kimberley.
During a trip to Broome, it was announced marine parks would be established around Horizontal Falls at Talbot Bay and along Eighty Mile Beach.
Environment Minister Bill Marmion said the marine parks was a key component of the State Government’s $63 million Kimberley Science and Conservation Strategy.