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".
Super Storm: Insurance costs reach over a billion dollars and rising
The massive storm, which only lasted an hour, tore into the Brisbane region last November, and subjected Brisbanites’ homes, workplaces, cars and property to golf-sized hail stones, torrential rain and gale force winds of about 140 kilometres an hour.
The Insurance Council of Australia says more than 100,000 claims have been lodged with 65,000 of those for damaged cars.
It is expected Insurance companies will continue to pay out claims to repair damaged property until the end of 2015.