Michael Mohammed Ahmad on Writ...

The Miles Franklin shortlisted novelist talks about his contribution to the 2019 Big Issue Fiction Edition

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19 August 2019 Author: Katherine Smyrk

The Sigrid Factor

Love is everything. Itís been fundamental to my world, to my life, to my development.

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6 August 2019 Author: Amy Hetherington

Make Buy Sell - Magazine Q&A

The Big Issue has had some recent changes within the past year, so we thought weíd answer some questions we receive regularly about our magazine.

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5 August 2019 Author: 

Housing ends homelessness

Standing in her new backyard, still muddy from construction, thereís a distinct sense of optimism mingled with disbelief.

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1 August 2019 Author: Anastasia Safioleas

Meet the Street Socceroos

A few years ago, Joel was sleeping rough on the streets of Brisbane. Now heís representing Australia on the international stage.

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1 August 2019 Author: Amy Hetherington

Sophie Hansonís GOLDEN SYRUP B...

This was a recipe Mum often made too and I remember hugging her after school Ė the sweet smell of biscuits in her hair and on her clothes.

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25 July 2019 Author: Sophie Hanson

One Giant Leap

There was the Moon, on the TV: not up in the sky beyond my backyard in Cremona Street. The Moon, white and grey. And a spaceship.

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19 July 2019 Author: Vin Maskell


Within the next 20 years, it is likely that humans will set foot on Mars. And many are fighting to be those humans.

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18 July 2019 Author: Melissa Cranenburgh

Brent Assamís Goolwa Pipis wit...

Every family has its own version of chakalaka. Itís a South African relish that originated in the townships of Johannesburg.

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11 July 2019 Author: Brent Assam

Click Ė Laika, Moscow, Novembe...

POOR LAIKA. She was a mongrel stray wandering the mean streets of Moscow in the long-ago greyed-out 1950s when the authorities found her.

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11 July 2019 Author: Mick Epis