I’ve been in Redfern my whole life. I grew up in shorts, no shirt, a “walkabout black fella” they used to say.

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15 May 2018

Scott, Potts Point

"I enjoy selling The Big Issue because it's up to me. I choose when I'm out there and I probably work harder as a result"

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7 May 2018

Sean J

"I just want to keep selling The Big Issue and meet new customers and vendors, take it one day at a time."

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19 April 2018


"I love country music, I grew up listening to Slim Dusty, Lee Kernaghan and John Williamson to name a few"

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4 April 2018


"People shouldn't be too judgmental about mental illness. It touches everyone in different ways, people from all walks of life."

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25 March 2018


"We're all just trying to improve our lives for the better"

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9 March 2018

Andrew S

"The biggest benefit is meeting other people, staying in touch with the society and the reality."

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23 February 2018


"I grew up with my nan, basically. She raised me. I had a rough time at school, with my disabilities and all that."

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20 February 2018

Mark L

"Addiction and mental illness have had such an impact on my life, but I’m thankful to be in a better place now." Meet Mark L from Burleigh Heads.

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4 August 2017


"About 14 years ago I found out I had cancer. It will actually be 14 years next week since I got my first diagnosis." Meet Brad from Brisbane

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24 May 2017

be a vendor

As a vendor of The Big Issue magazine, you buy magazines for $4.50 each and sell them for $9 each, which puts cash in your pocket to help make ends meet. To find out more or to refer someone, please contact the vendor support team in your local state.

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