It's not every day that The Governor-General packs The Big Issue magazines for our subscribers. But Quentin Bryce did just that when she stopped by The Big Issue in Melbourne for a visit recently.
Ms Bryce helped women from our Women's Subscription Enterprise pack magazines and even took out a subscription herself to support the initiative.
The Women's Subscription Enterprise was launched in Melbourne in 2010 to provide job opportunities for homeless and disadvantaged women through the sale of The Big Issue magazine subscriptions. It now operates in Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide and recently employed its 100th woman. The visit provided a great opportunity for Ms Bryce to hear from the women and learn about their work.
The Big Issue CEO Steven Persson said it was a privilege to have the Governor-General visit and show her support for the Women's Subscription Enterprise.