A well-known Australian favourite, The Big Issue guarantees topical articles and stories covering current affairs, the arts, lifestyle, entertainment and news and opinion. More importantly, the publication is wholly dedicated to supporting and creating job opportunities for homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people. The focus is on helping people to help themselves. Street sales support disadvantaged men who buy copies of the magazine at cost in order that they can sell them to earn a profit. Subscriptions are packed and filled by disadvantaged women in a safe, secure environment, providing them with an income as well as access to training, mentoring and support. Sales of The Big Issue since its inception in 1996 have put $26 million in the pockets of homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged Australians. With your help this can continue.
From the publisher
A subscription to The Big Issue - a fortnightly magazine - costs less than $3 a week and you will provide homeless and disadvantaged women with paid work in a safe, secure and rewarding environment. Every 100 subscriptions sold helps employ one woman who will personally pack and sort magazines ready to be delivered every two weeks.
THE BIG ISSUE’S SPECIAL 600TH EDITION!
The Big Issue has reached a very special milestone: our 600th edition! We take a journey back to the very first magazine launched in 1996, and dive into what makes us special: our vendors.
To help us celebrate, we brought in Cold Chisel, speaking to them ahead of their new album and new tour. “If it wasn’t for Cold Chisel,” says Jimmy Barnes, “I would be probably still be searching for my purpose in life. Cold Chisel helped me find myself and to reach out and find other people too… Cold Chisel have reached a lot of people. I have had people stop me in the street and say things like ‘We played you at our wedding’ or ‘We played your music at the funeral of our loved ones.’ It is so special to be that close to people we don’t even know.”
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