The Big Issue : Edition 442
THeBigissue27seP–10OCT2013 7 StREEtShEEt LUckY GOeS tO SeA: A BOOk revIew In the previous book in this series, Lucky For Me, author Frank Robson and his partner, Leisa, saved Lucky (a naughty cream-coloured terrier) from death and welcomed him as the third member of their happy, passionate boat family. In this next book, Frank says a curse seems to linger over the three of them as they attempt to embark on their long-awaited journey around the Great Barrier Reef. Instead of a trip of a lifetime, there is bad weather, aggression on board and misfortune troubling them at every turn. However, when the trio does eventually escape land, there are stunning islands to see and plenty of journeys to be had – featuring crocodiles, feral cats, sharks and a new love interest for Lucky. I thought this was a great book because it is a wonderful thing to adopt a beautiful dog, knowing he will be looked after and cared for by a loving family. Emma sells The Big Issue at Freehills Law Firm, Melbourne. GArY tHe ecO wArrIOr Last August I went to my first ever protest. It was HUGE! We were protesting the development of a mega port in the beautiful Whitsundays of Queensland. I found it all very inspirational. I’m now thinking of doing a bike ride from Brisbane to Airlie Beach – eco- warrior style. I’m going to make Steve Irwin proud. Gary sells The Big Issue at various locations in Brisbane. Stories, poems and Big Issue vendors pictures by and friends 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 but after a couple of weeks I began to really enjoy going, and have become a lot more involved. We regularly get anywhere from 30 to 50 guys and gals from a diverse range of nationalities, which is great. I have made a group of friends from different cultures and countries. We have had numerous competitions with different street soccer teams, also with some local business law firms. We usually play around six games, followed by a barbecue and a presentation. As I am one of the older guys (at 44), I sleep like a baby that night! The coaches – Stuart, Michael and Ivan, as well as Matter the youth co-coordinator – put in a lot of hard work to organise all of this. Everyone who shows up each week makes it such a success. We are pretty proud of our program out here in Dandy! Brian is a participant in the Street Soccer program in Dandenong, Victoria. BeSt IN weSt I’ve got a very nice girlfriend; her name is Terri. I enjoy the football – I follow Carlton and Fremantle in the AFL, and East Fremantle and East Perth in the WAFL. I was happy to help a friend of mine get a job selling mags, and I’d like to say hi to Jock, but we need more people on the streets. I go to [support organisation] Uniting Care Crossroads and we’re going on a Captain Cook boat tomorrow, which I’m really looking forward to. We need more people buying The Big Issue in Perth. It’s a great read. Steve sells The Big Issue at the underground station, the footbridge and the Body Shop in Murray St, Perth. veNDOr BeNDer We all have our quirks and idiosyncrasies that get us through life. For better or worse, they make us who we are. They are our strengths, our sales pitches, the virtues that keep us going. Everyone walks this journey of life, wherever it takes you. It’s still one foot in front of the other. Jai J sells The Big Issue at Railway Square, Sydney. Get It? Q: Why doesn’t a car play soccer? A: Because it only has one boot. Bryan sells The Big Issue on Sunday mornings at Jamison Shopping Centre, Canberra. A pArtIcIpANt’S vIew Hi, everyone! My name is Brian and I have been involved with the Street Soccer program in Dandenong for nearly 12 months. We play every Wednesday afternoon – I first went along because my court case manager, Stuart, is a coach there. I thought I’d get brownie points for showing up, big issue vendor lea and her loyal Friend (and camPaign strategist), angel, making sales outside Flinders street station, melbourne. the Photo was taken by dugald mclachlan, a suPPorter oF the big issue.