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The Big Idea 2018 Kicks Off

The Big Issue’s national university immersion program and competition, The Big Idea, is officially underway in/for 2018.   University students across Australia will take part in the semester-long course and put ...

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12 June 2018Category: The Big Idea

Brisbane Broncos take out the ...

The Brisbane Broncos have been crowned the champions of The Big Issue’s annual Sporting Sales Challenge. In December last year players Sam Thaiday and Jaydn Su'A hit the streets of Brisbane’s ...

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20 February 2018Category: The Big Idea

Cameron's act of Valentine's k...

This Valentine's Day, Gold Coast vendor Cameron (pictured above) was at the heart of one of the most talked about love stories. It began with Cameron's chance encounter with Lance Smith ...

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16 February 2018Category: The Big Idea

Announcing the winners of The ...

An accessories label that employs refugee women, a business that uses 3D printing to create custom wheelchair tables and an initiative to preserve Indigenous culture have just been announced as ...

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5 December 2017Category: The Big Idea

Meet The Big Idea finalists fo...

The finals of The Big Idea competition for 2017 are taking place very soon. Nine finalist teams will pitch their social enterprise ideas to the high-profile panel of judges tasked ...

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4 December 2017Category: The Big Idea

What will be 2017's Big Idea?

More than 550 university students have entered their social enterprise plans in The Big Issue’s 2017 Big Idea competition in the lead up to finals in December. Teams from 13 universities ...

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21 November 2017Category: The Big Idea

The Big Idea 2016 Winners Anno...

The winners of The Big Issue's national university competition, The Big Idea, were announced at an awards event in Melbourne last night.  A social business idea from the University of Sydney ...

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30 November 2016Category: The Big Idea

The Big Idea winners announced

A mental health awareness program for youth in regional areas and a social enterprise combining permaculture and work opportunities were announced as winners of The Big Idea, at an awards ...

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1 December 2015Category: The Big Idea

The Big Issue Acknowledges You...

Initiatives including a hostel that provides emergency accommodation and a mental health awareness program for youth in regional areas are among seven finalists of The Big Idea, a national university ...

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27 November 2015Category: The Big Idea

The Big Idea Awards Night

A team of students from La Trobe University has won our national university competition seeking new ideas in social enterprise. Undergraduate students working in teams from 10 universities took part in ...

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3 December 2013Category: The Big Idea

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