What happened to hope?

Four years ago, his ascendancy inspired the world. As President, Barack Obama tussled with plummeting money markets, reformed the US healthcare system and hunted down Osama Bin Laden. So, what ...

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02 November 2012 Issue no: 419

Seeing Things

In a very special cover story this edition, we present one woman’s personal account of her struggle with anorexia nervosa. Her story describes the damage done by eating disorders and ...

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19 October 2012 Issue no: 418

The spaces left behind

Each year, more than 35,000 people are reported missing in Australia. But social media is drastically changing the ways families and tracking services go about finding those who have disappeared. ...

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05 October 2012 Issue no: 417

Bond is back

Just over 50 years ago, in October 1962, movie-goers got their first glimpse of an urbane British spy with the code name 007. Since then, he has defied political correctness ...

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21 September 2012 Issue no: 416

In the Pink

In 2009, the singer-songwriter known as P!nk toured to support her album, Funhouse; it became the biggest tour in the nation’s history. Since then the 33-year-old American – born Alecia ...

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07 September 2012 Issue no: 415

Apocalypse Me

Once again, the Big Issue Fiction edition presents a mix of up-and-coming and established writers whose work is accompanied by striking images from some incredible artists. Our 2012 short-story authors ...

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28 August 2012 Issue no: 414

Bill Bailey

He might be a comedian first and foremost, but Bill Bailey has other talents hidden under his beard. The hairy and hilarious entertainer speaks with Alan Attwood – a conversation ...

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14 August 2012 Issue no: 413

Animal Magnetism

Sir David Attenborough is more recognisable than some of the animals he has described in his documentaries. In this edition, we present a close encounter with this intrepid octogenarian – ...

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19 June 2012 Issue no: 409

Don't Dis My Ability!

This edition, we profile South Australian Dignity for Disability MP Kelly Vincent from who – in 2009 at the age of 21 – became the youngest woman ever elected to ...

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05 June 2012 Issue no: 408

Germaine Greer

She’s a high-profile Australian on the international stage and her influence on generations of women is incalculable. But lately, Germaine Greer, now 73, has been raising eyebrows. In this edition, ...

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22 May 2012 Issue no: 407

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