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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.

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