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".
Queensland study into pre-loading
Operation Smart Start, conducted by Griffith University and the Queensland Police Service monitored how much partygoers pre-loaded, before heading out.
The study surveyed more than 3000 people and revealed that ninety per cent of people drank at home before a night out.
The results showed partygoers tended to spend more money because they were already drunk.
Further, pre-loading contributed to more alcohol-fuelled violence.
Researchers hope this study will help educate people on knowing their limits on drinking and staying within them.