Media Moves

Australian magazine to shutter in October

August 23, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

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A long-running magazine that has helped promote local business and foster economic growth on the Sunshine Coast is set to publish its final edition.

Matters Magazine, previously known as Business Matters Magazine, has announced its October issue will be its last.

After 17 years, the decision to bid farewell was made with a heavy heart by the founder and editor-in-chief of the magazine, Vickie Magic, to focus on her health and wellbeing.

Ms. Magic has been struggling with the effects of long COVID for about 15 months and she said it was the right decision to close the magazine, although she was open to hearing from anyone who may have wish to take over the reins.

Matters Magazine has been a source of business information, education and inspiration, including success stories for entrepreneurs, innovators and enterprises from around the region.

“The team at Matters Magazine, including my husband Dranko, who everyone knows from the many events and his personal distribution of the magazines across the Coast, would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the Sunshine Coast community for being an integral part of this extraordinary journey.

“The magazine would not have achieved such success without the support and encouragement from its readers, advertisers, contributors and well-wishers.

“However, it is now essential that we step back and that I focus on my own personal wellbeing.

“We are immensely grateful for the unwavering support from our readers, contributors and advertisers throughout this incredible journey.”

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