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How Mum Became Homeless

More older women than ever before are finding themselves homeless. Carmen Angerer looks at what happens when your own mother doesn’t have a place to stay. When my mum told me ...

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11 May 2018Category: Magazine

Meet The Young Australians Who...

At the average age of 16 these young Australians are inventors, refugee advocates, environmental activists and trans rights campaigners. They are featured in the latest Big Issue magazine as part of ...

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4 May 2018Category: Magazine

The Big Issue launches new mag...

Magazine Editor Amy Hetherington introduces 'Living Homeless' – a new series of stories from the people who have lived experiences of homelessness.  In every edition, homelessness is always our Big Issue. But we ...

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20 April 2018Category: Magazine

Making sense of Australia's gr...

When the Australian Bureau of Statistics announces that 116,427 people are homeless, it can be easy to get lost in numbers. But every single one of those numbers is a ...

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6 April 2018Category: Magazine

Queensland Police work The Big...

  Police officers on the streets of Brisbane looked a little different last week. They donned the fluoro Big Issue vest over their regular uniform for our annual Police on Pitch ...

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26 March 2018Category: Magazine

The Big Issue Media Cup

Southern Cross Austereo took home The Big Issue Media Cup, beating reigning champions Carat at Fawkner Park, Melbourne last Friday afternoon. The annual tournament, hosted by The Big Issue and Carat, ...

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23 March 2018Category: Magazine

Big Issue vendors earn $27 mil...

We're dancing in the streets this week because The Big Issue has hit a big milestone – $27 million has gone directly into the pockets of street vendors! This $27 million ...

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21 March 2018Category: Magazine

Bookshops and The Big Issue ...

Bookshops and The Big Issue go together like strawberries and cream, Holmes and Watson, reading and writing. You'll often spot a friendly Big Issue vendor standing out the front of bookshops ...

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20 March 2018Category: Magazine

The Hidden Challenges of Havin...

44% of Australians aged 15 to 74 lack the literacy skills to manage everyday tasks. But what does that mean on a practical level? We talk to Magoo (who sells The ...

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16 March 2018Category: Magazine

Submissions are Now Open for t...

Submissions are now open for The Big Issue Fiction Edition 2018! You could be a part of one of the biggest-selling fiction magazines in Australia. All you have to do is ...

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9 March 2018Category: Magazine

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