find the latest legal job
Senior Associate - Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Category: Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs Melbourne VIC
· Come work for a firm ranked in Lawyers Weekly Top 25 Attraction Firms
View details
Associate - Workplace Relations & Safety
Category: Industrial Relations and Employment Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Employer of choice · Strong team culture
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Banking and Finance Law | Location: All Perth WA
· Freelance opportunities through Vario from Pinsent Masons
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Adelaide SA
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Freelance Lawyers
Category: Other | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· • Qualified lawyer with a strong academic background
View details
Allens head sells Big Issue.

Allens head sells Big Issue.

The Allens Arthur Robinson chief executive partner will don the red cap and bib of The Big Issue's vendors today (17 October) in Sydney's CBD.As part of a national celebrity selling campaign,…

The Allens Arthur Robinson chief executive partner will don the red cap and bib of The Big Issue's vendors today (17 October) in Sydney's CBD.

As part of a national celebrity selling campaign, Michael Rose will be joined by politicians and other corporate executives, including Allens chief operating officer (COO) Craig Wallace, to sell The Big Issue magazine across the country this week.

Coinciding with Anti-Poverty Week, the campaign spotlights those Big Issue vendors who would otherwise struggle to find work, including those experiencing homelessness, mental illness, disability and long-term unemployment.

The Big Issue CEO Steven Persson said the not-for-profit magazine was an attractive work option for the disadvantaged because vendors can choose their own hours, days and periods of work.

"Selling the magazine can also be difficult and lonely at times," he said, adding that he hopes the involvement of high-profile Australians will lift the profile of vendors and raise public understanding.

Vendors buy copies of The Big Issue magazine for $2.50 and sell them on the streets for $5, keeping the difference.

Since the magazine's launch in 1996, more than six million magazines have been sold, generating $13.2 million in income for vendors.

MPs Andrew Robb and Adam Bandt will take to the street alongside Wallace tomorrow in Melbourne, while Sydney's Lord Mayor Clover Moore and MP Peter Garrett will sell the magazine in Sydney later in the week.

MP Kate Ellis and NSW Treasurer Mike Baird will join vendors later in the week alongside celebrity sellers Judith Lucy (Sydney), Josh Thomas & Colin Lane (Melbourne) and Poh Ling Yeow (Adelaide).

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Allens head sells Big Issue.
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Scales of Justice, ALA, right-to-die law
Oct 24 2017
‘Right-to-die’ laws would be a relief for terminally ill: ALA
The passage of an assisted dying bill through the lower house of Victorian Parliament has been haile...
Diversity
Oct 24 2017
Diversity top of agenda for future WA Law Society president
The advancement of diversity in the Western Australian legal profession will be one of the key items...
Jetski
Oct 23 2017
How to fail well
The legal profession is due for an attitude adjustment when it comes to perceived failures, accordin...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...