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Reset Australia is demanding greater data protections for teenagers. This comes after it uncovered a Facebook loophole that allows teenagers to be profiled and targeted with advertising based on a range of age-inappropriate interests, such as alcohol, smoking, gambling, and extreme weight loss. Analysis by the UNSW Indigenous Law Centre shows that 87% of public submissions published to date, in response to the Indigenous Voice Interim Report, support a referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament, as called for in the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Unprecedented wet weather and worldwide shipping delays have meant your Echo regrettably may occasionally be delivered in our emergency bag supply. Rest assured we will return to our normal compostable bags the minute they arrive!

This week the warrior women of the Bangalow CWA travelled to Bega for the CWA’s annual conference to raise a motion for a declaration of a climate emergency in recognition of the need for urgent action on climate change. Alas, the rest of the CWA didn’t see it the same way, and in a frustrating result on Monday afternoon, the motion wasn’t passed.

Palm oil bad, yes? Half of the palm oil bought by the EU is turned into biofuel, resulting in three times the carbon emissions of just using diesel – and fucking up the oranguntans survival in the process. Arrrgh! ‘The way a government treats refugees is very instructive, because it shows you how they would treat the rest of us if they thought they could get away with it.’ – Tony Benn.

Apparently there is a dearth of veterinarian nurses in the wake of the COVID pet demand boom, with Australia’s pet population now being higher than its human population at an epic 29 million.

New York Post reporter Laura Italiano claims she was forced to write a report about migrant children being given a copy of the US VP Kamala Harris’s book. Italiano said the story was an incorrect story that she was ‘ordered to write’. Italiano

Now that most overseas trips are off the cards, road trips have skyrocketed. This has resulted in many more furry roadside victims.

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say it was her breaking point and she quit. Aaaaaaaaand You’ll never guess who owns the New York Post…

Residents of the Rainbow Region: rejoice! The age of spiritual enlightenment has finally touched our almighty leader, Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Why, just last week he was proudly displaying his new Reiki skills. Doctors, psychologists and social workers have breathed a collective sigh of ‘ommmmm’ upon learning the glowing lover of island culture (ref: Hawaii, Black Summer) has performed ‘laying-on of’ his soft, white hands on all the meek to have been disinherited of land and livelihood owing to climate change.

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The Byron Shire Echo – Issue 35.47 – May 5, 2021  

Free, independent weekly newspaper from the Byron Shire, on the Far North Coast of NSW, Australia.

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