A BIG congratulations to The Big Issue on making it 15 years in print!
Since its launch on the steps of Flinders Street Station, Melbourne, in June 1986, The Big Issue’s brightly clad army of vendors, who sell the title for $5 and pocket $2.50 a piece, have sold more than six million magazines, earning more than $13.2 million in income. Since 1996, about 3,500 people across Australia have been recruited and trained as vendors, including the homeless and marginalised, incorporating them into The Big Issue community and giving them visibility and income to participate in the community-at-large. There are currently more than 450 vendors nationally.
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