We Are Here

3 April 2020 #609

Cover Story: We Are Here


The Big Issue has always been about community. It’s that special interaction between our vendors and customers. As our cover star Jack from Sydney says: “This whole coronavirus thing…it’s had an impact, but I’m keeping my head above water and that’s because of the support I’m getting from people.”

Right now, we need your support more than ever. For the first time in 23 years, our vendors are not able to sell magazines on the street due to coronavirus. But we are creating new ways to provide financial and emotional support to our vendors.

Our brand-new digital magazine is now available online:  issuu.com/thebigissueaustralia. Half of the cover price from each sale continues to support vendors – the funds will be pooled to benefit the vendor group.

In the latest edition, we interview with Queen’s Adam Lambert, author Tara Moss and Baby Animals rocker Suze DeMarchi. We share stories of kindness and comfort. We bring you the best podcasts and books, and sample Julia Busuttil Nishimura’s hearty ribollita soup. And we investigate homelessness, housing and the coronavirus.

Please download it and check it out. You can also subscribe, donate and send messages of support to our vendors. Together, we will make it through this crisis.

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