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Battle in the Bush

This edition explores the fight to save koalas and asks: how much can a koala bear?

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13 January 2017 Issue no: 528

Farewell 2016

Was 2016 the year the music died? We reflect on the past year and pay tribute to icons like Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen and many other talents.

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26 December 2016 Issue no: 527

A Big Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas! This year's bumper edition is about the things that are important to The Big Issue: celebration, community and hope.

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02 December 2016 Issue no: 526

Star Wars: The Empire Goes Rog...

Head back to the galaxy far, far away with the latest Big Issue! We look at Rogue One, the first standalone film in the Star Wars Anthology trilogy.

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17 November 2016 Issue no: 525

Harry Potter

Five years after we said goodbye to Harry Potter on the big screen, the drought is ending. We look at why we still need (and love) Harry Potter.

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03 November 2016 Issue no: 524

US Election: A Nation Divided

The world is watching as the U.S. public decides who will be their next President. This edition looks at the election and a divided nation.

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21 October 2016 Issue no: 523

Life Saver

This edition, we delve into mental health. We look at companion animals and the life-saving support they can give people experiencing mental illness.

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07 October 2016 Issue no: 522

Jimmy Barnes

Jimmy Barnes has come to The Big Issue! The star talks about his troubled childhood and journey into music, plus responds to vendors in a special Q&A.

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22 September 2016 Issue no: 521

One Country, Two Codes

This edition we've gone footy mad! It's the footy finals countdown and we're exploring the way both AFL and NRL shape and mirror Australian culture.

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09 September 2016 Issue no: 520

The 2016 Fiction Edition

It's our 12th annual Fiction Edition! This special Big Issue features stories that will make you hoot with laughter and get you right in the heart.

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25 August 2016 Issue no: 519

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