FROM THE ARCHIVES
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.