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

The Beatles

It has been 52 years since The Beatles came to Australia, and we’re still talking about them.

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11 August 2016 Issue no: 518

Food for thought

Food, glorious food. In this edition, we look at how food has reached fetish territory in Australia. But has it gone too far?

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28 July 2016 Issue no: 517

Games We Play

Don’t move. There’s a Pokémon! In this edition you can catch Pikachu on the cover as we take a look at gaming and its many incarnations.

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15 July 2016 Issue no: 516

Who you gonna... recall?

Yep, that’s right, Ghostbusters is back – and this time the ladies are in charge.

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01 July 2016 Issue no: 515


Hold onto your snozzcumbers… This edition is a phizz-whizzing, jumpsquiffling, gloriumptious look at the wonderful world of Roald Dahl.

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17 June 2016 Issue no: 514

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