Mayors and Big Issue Vendors Team Up To Sell Magazines

31 August 2018 Magazine

Mayors and Big Issue Vendors Team Up To Sell Magazines

The Lord Mayors of Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Parramatta and Sydney, along with Mayors around the country, will hit the streets from 3 to 7 September to sell The Big Issue magazine alongside vendors.

Mayor Selling week celebrates the role local governments play in helping Big Issue vendors become part of the fabric of their community.

The Big Issue CEO Steven Persson says: “Local governments are vital in helping us establish ‘pitches’ where Big Issue vendors can sell the magazine and earn a life-changing income. 

“It’s fantastic that so many of councils around Australia are committed to supporting and empowering homeless and disadvantaged people in their community – throughout the year and during this event.

“Mayor Selling gives people an opportunity to buy The Big Issue from their local leader, helping our vendors reach new readers who will keep coming back for the good content and great cause.”

Each Mayor and Lord Mayor will sell the magazine for half an hour, with a Big Issue vendor on hand to guide them.

Thank you to all our Mayor Selling guests for helping to shine a light on hardworking Big Issue street vendors!


New South Wales
Andrew Wilson, City of Parramatta Lord Mayor
Clover Moore, City of Sydney Lord Mayor
Jilly Gibson, North Sydney Council Mayor
John Wakefield, Waverley Council Mayor
Mark Greenhill, Blue Mountains City Council Mayor
Michelle Byrne, Hills Shire Council Mayor

Graham Quirk, City of Brisbane Lord Mayor

South Australia
Amanda Wilson, City of Holdfast Bay Mayor
Angela Evans, City of Charles Sturt Mayor
David O'Loughlin, City of Prospect Mayor
Lorraine Rosenberg, City of Onkaparinga Mayor
Martin Haese, City of Adelaide Lord Mayor
Matt Osborn, City of Port Adelaide and Enfield Deputy Mayor
Peter Hughes, City of Unley Acting Mayor

Bernadene Voss, City of Port Phillip Mayor
Cuc Lam, City of Maribyrnong Mayor 
Daniel Nguyen, City of Yarra Mayor
John Kavanagh, Moreland City Council Mayor
Kim Le Cerf, City of Darebin Mayor
Sally Capp, City of Melbourne Lord Mayor
Steve Stefanopoulos, City of Stonnington Mayor

Western Australia
Albert Jacob, City of Joondalup Mayor
Brad Pettitt, City of Fremantle Mayor
Dan Bull, City of Bayswater Mayor
Penny Taylor, City of Subiaco Mayor

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