The Big Issue : Edition 498
THEBIGISSUE13–26NOV2015 7 All contributors to Streetsheet are paid for their work. For the latest Big Issue news visit thebigissue.org.au or find us on: • facebook The Big Issue Australia • twitter @thebigissue STREETSHEET GONE FISHIN’ Last week my brother [Matt HS, see ‘John Wayne No Baddie’, above] and I woke up and, because we had enough money from working the day before, realised we could go out and do one of our favourite hobbies – fishing! Usually we would just think about it – but now we were actually doing it! We bought some rods and bait and headed out. May not have caught anything, but just being out there doing something we love was an awesome feeling. Scott HS also sells The Big Issue at Badde Manors Cafe, Bradbury, Sydney. I’VE BEEN EVERYWHERE MAN I have worked for the Taxation Department and Centrelink, managed two blocks of units, done a bookkeeping and accountancy course, done my Certificate III in Human Services (disability work) and worked in the health industry. I’ve done charity fundraising from Melbourne, out as far as Charleville (west of Brisbane) and in a number of other towns in NSW and Victoria. Then I started selling The Big Issue in April 2013. I enjoy it very much, as I get to meet people from all walks of life. Alfred sells The Big Issue outside Angus and Robertson bookshop in Brisbane. DO SOMETHING GOOD Every day I try to have a good day Whether it’s talking to a friend Making amends Or trying to do something good Don’t resort to bad ideas Just because someone’s acting No good Not everyone who is Muslim or Arabic is a terrorist And even a Christian can Be pushed over the edge So be nice when you can, Do something good And you’ll see the world Like God did in the beginning Do something good Daniel K sells in the Adelaide CBD and surrounding suburbs. I CARE The reason I sell The Big Issue is because I love to interact with the general public and I get to spend my time showing other people that I do care about Melbourne and the issues concerned with Melbourne. Alarna L sells The Big Issue in various locations in Melbourne. Stories, poems and pictures by Big Issue vendors and friends In Sydney last month, more than 150 guests walked into the Macquarie Group offices, rolled up their sleeves and packed magazines alongside women from The Big Issue’s Women’s Subscription Enterprise (WSE). The Big Shift event, now in its third year, aims to raise awareness of the enterprise, which provides safe and meaningful employment to women as dispatch assistants, sorting and packing subscriptions of The Big Issue. Thanks to partners the Macquarie Group Foundation, to former Chief of Army Lt General David Morrison, Today host Lisa Wilkinson (pictured, right) and the WSE employees, including Justine (pictured), who shared their stories. JOHN WAYNE NO BADDIE I sell at Badde Manors in Bradbury, and when I was selling the John Wayne edition, I had a customer called Austin come and give me a John Wayne cement statue. After that I had many people come up to me talking about the statue – and then they bought the magazine. John Wayne is now sitting on my coffee table, hopefully to bring me more luck! Thank you, Austin. Matt HS sells The Big Issue at Badde Manors Cafe, Bradbury, Sydney.