In November 2013, Queer Radio was chosen by an independent panel of judges to win the CAN Awards 2013 Media Award. The Community Action Network Awards were first introduced in 1997 to recognize achievement that is positive and makes a difference in the inner city areas of Brisbane. Coordinated by the New Farm Neighbourhood Centre, the award citation reads "For excellence in journalism/social media which promotes the social inclusion and equality for all".
First cancer hospital opens in Sydney
The Chris O'Brien Lifehouse in Sydney has been expanded to accommodate 125 overnight beds, eight operating theatres and an intensive care unit that will be available to both public and private patients.
Speaking at the official opening of the centre Mr Abbott says "we're here today at the end of a 13-year journey ... we're here because the fight against cancer matters."