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15 YEARS AGO Fe­bru­ary 13, 2003

Broome Mul­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety mem­bers planned a protest against the like­li­hood of Aus­tralia’s in­volve­ment in the war against Iraq.

The protest took place on Fe­bru­ary 16 at Male Oval, amid weekly walks of peace at Cable Beach.

At a coun­cil meet­ing, Shire pres­i­dent Peter Fong op­posed a mo­tion raised by coun­cil­lor Peter Mitchell to write a let­ter to the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment urg­ing a re­fusal to par­tic­i­pate in at­tack­ing Iraq with­out United Na­tions ap­proval.

10 YEARS AGO Fe­bru­ary 14, 2008

Kim­ber­ley MLA Carol Martin called for al­co­hol re­stric­tions ap­plied in Fitzroy Cross­ing to be ex­tended to other Kim­ber­ley towns, in­clud­ing Broome, de­spite la­belling the bans a short-term so­lu­tion.

Mrs Martin’s rec­om­men­da­tion was made in a sub­mis­sion to the coro­nial in­quest into more than 20 in­dige­nous al­co­hol-re­lated deaths in the Kim­ber­ley.

FIVE YEARS AGO Fe­bru­ary 14, 2013

Broome’s ed­u­ca­tional land­scape took on a new di­rec­tion as the town’s only gov­ern­ment school and three pri­mary schools be­gan op­er­at­ing un­der the In­de­pen­dent Pub­lic Schools pro­gram.

Broome Se­nior High School prin­ci­pal Saeed Amin said it was an in­cred­i­bly ex­cit­ing new phase for the town’s ed­u­ca­tion sec­tor.

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