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Roslyn and Carol met on shift at the Women’s Subscription Enterprise in Sydney, and they’ve been good friends ever since.

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Update: The Big Issue in NSW, SA and VIC

Following advice from state government and health authorities, and in the best interest of the safety and wellbeing of our vendors, staff, customers and the general public, The Big Issue has paused operations in New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria.

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Greece Is the Word

The Olympic flame burns eternal for Anastasia Safioleas and her family.

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Adnan

I was born in Tokat in Turkey. It’s a small, beautiful city and there are many mountains. I have two brothers and a sister. All my family still live in Turkey. I used to play soccer for my city’s football team. I was the goalkeeper. Now I follow the Turkish football league – my team...

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Finding Home: Coronavirus as a Catalyst for Change

In the face of coronavirus, thousands of rough sleepers have been provided temporary housing. As Katherine Smyrk discovers, the crisis presents the opportunity for even bigger change for more than 116,000 Australians experiencing homelessness.

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Period Poverty: Changing the Conversation, One Cycle at a Time

Period poverty is still often a taboo subject, even while affecting more than one million Australians. But the conversation is changing, and that makes bloody good sense.

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Debbie

The Big Issue has helped my confidence. I got asked to go in the International Women’s Day edition with Jane Fonda on the cover and my picture was in it; the photo is on my fridge.

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Good sport: Ash Barty beyond the lines of a court

World number one Ash Barty is winning fans on and off the court with her exciting game and big-hearted generosity.

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Curried Sausages Recipe by Nathan Lyons

Curried sausages are a classic family favourite – and definitely a favourite among my kids. Thick rich gravy and delicious vegetables, preferably served with buttery, fluffy mashed potato, just the way Mum made it.

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Letter to my Younger Self: Uncle Jack Charles

Uncle Jack Charles is a Boon Wurrung and Wiradjuri actor, musician, activist and elder. Ahead of the release of his memoir Born-Again Blakfella, he opens his heart about being a member of the Stolen Generation, finding his mother and exploring his Aboriginal identity – as well as learning to love the stage.

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From that moment: a conversation with Jessica Mauboy

From her first time on stage at Darwin Airport Hotel to Australian Idol, from Tamworth to Eurovision, Jessica Mauboy always knew she wanted to sing – and that she owes it all to her family.

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Wayne

I enjoy working for The Big Issue – it gives me something to do and it changed my life for the better.

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The one, the only: Briggs

Since the release of his debut record 10 years ago, and with a host of exciting new projects up his sleeve, Briggs has stayed true to his MO – to make space for the next wave of First Nations artists behind him.

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Mandy Hall’s Chicken, Mushroom and Miso Pot Pie Recipe

To this day, you’ll find a pastry love heart atop every one of my pies. I love seeing the look on the kids’ faces when they see this pie. It reflects all that I think home should feel and look like. Their faces say “I am loved”.

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Daryl

Thank you for supporting me – and for supporting The Big Issue for 25 years!

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Women at Work

Roslyn and Carol met on shift at the Women’s Subscription Enterprise in Sydney, and they’ve been good friends ever since.

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Helen

I was born in Taree. My mum had 10 children. I’ve moved around a bit, haven’t got any family. I’d been in foster care and homes for a long time.

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Vendor David’s Perth Travel Guide

If you haven’t been in a hot air balloon, it’s best when you have a perfect day – make sure you check the weather ahead.

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From the Vault: Dr Karl’s
Letter To My Younger Self

Dr Karl Kruszelnicki talks being a refugee, his infinite curiosity about the universe… and The Bachelorette.

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Homes For Homes

Homes for Homes is a simple promise that when a home sells, whenever that is, 0.1% of the sale price will be donated—helping build homes for those in need.

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