Agency heads don fluoro to make Big Issue of homelessness


Senator Marise Payne and-Sydney vendor Bill sell The Big Issue in 2015
Senator Marise Payne and-Sydney vendor Bill sell The Big Issue in 2015

Public sector leaders do their fair share of off-duty charity work, including the Vinnies CEO Sleep Out and White Ribbon Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. That tradition continues next week as “guest sellers” of The Big Issue magazine to shine a spotlight on homelessness and disadvantage.

Michael Coutts-Trotter, secretary of the New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services, and Craig Dent, CEO of Victoria’s State Trustees will join private sector leaders like PwC Australia CEO Luke Sayers and politicians like NSW Premier Mike Baird and ACT Senator Katy Gallagher.

The leaders will don The Big Issue’s trademark fluoro vest at various times and locations during the week.

The initiative is part of the fourth annual International Vendor Week (February 1-7, 2016), which raises awareness for the 11,000 people who sell street papers in 35 countries around the world.

Registrations are also open for the CEO Sleep Out on June 23. You can even nominate an agency boss.

Top photo: Senator Marise Payne and Sydney vendor Bill sell The Big Issue in 2015.

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