Issue #665

The Prince and I


“I refuse to believe that homelessness is an irrevocable fact of life. It is an issue that can be solved, but which requires a continued focus and comprehensive support network,” writes Prince William, who made global headlines selling The Big Issue with vendor Dave. In this edition, William also sits down for an interview with Dave to explain why ending homelessness is a cause close to his heart.


Also in this edition:
  • With Prince William going undercover as a Big Issue vendor for a day, we asked vendors around Australia what they would do if they could spend a day in his shoes.
  • Actor Mark Coles Smith on bringing something new to the iconic role of Detective Jay Swan in Mystery Road: Origin – a smile.
  • Photographer Henry Trumble visits the Fuggerei, the world’s oldest social housing complex where rent has remained unchanged for 500 years (tenants pay €0.88 per year!).
  • In 2020, an estimated 424 people died on the streets or in homeless shelters around Australia. Sydney’s Homeless Memorial Service commemorates those who have passed.
  • Filthy Ratbag illustrator Celeste Mountjoy’s new memoir is a funny, heartfelt and brutal take on anxiety, addiction and love.
  • Singer Beabadoobee (aka Bea Laus) taps into her childhood fantasy world and 90s influences for new album Beatopia.
  • Writer Michelle Law unpacks the intimacies of friendship.
  • Plus, Joanna Hu shares a family favourite, her great-grandmother’s recipe for Steamed Savoury Egg Custard Two Ways.

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