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.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
We are gathered here today to celebrate a very special occasion – a Big Issue vendor wedding! Over our 22 years, we’ve shared our vendors’ personal joys and triumphs in our pages, but this edition is truly memorable. In a first for the magazine, Sydney vendors Kelly and Greg have invited us to share in their big day – an intimate backyard wedding organised in just 48 hours after doctor’s advised them to bring forward their marriage plans.
Theirs is one of many love stories in this edition that is all about, well, love. We also bring you a series of soul-affirming tales of neighbourly love, romantic love, love for family, and love for an old dog.
This is published 25 times per year, please allow up to 4-7 weeks for your first delivery. Your subscription will begin with the next available issue.