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Why buy a Big Issue? Because selling it is bloody hard work

There are tough gigs but few tougher than that of The Big Issue street vendor, as Vivienne Skinner discovered at she donned the flouro vest for International Vendor Week.

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St Vincent de Paul chief: homelessness is everyone’s problem

The key to ending homelessness lies not in the homeless themselves but in society as a whole, writes St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia CEO Dr John Falzon.

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Census data shatters perceptions of homelessness

Census data released this week shatters perceptions of homeless people as middle-aged alcoholics or drug-addicted men sleeping in parks. It shows the problem is wide and systemic and the situation critical, writes James Farrell.

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The surprising head of #occupysydney: a 60-something activist

#occupysydney is an example of how well-developed networks operating outside the public eye, writes freelance journalist Adam Brereton.

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Smoking and the homeless: who cares?

Katie Weiss set out to explore how homeless smokers were feeling the pinch after tobacco prices soared under the Rudd Government earlier this year. She discovered few options are available to tackle addiction among the destitute.

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