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".
Councils insecure facing disaster relief fund cuts
The productivity commission recommended the federal government cut disaster relief funding by 50%. Currently council receives assistance when a natural disaster leaves a damage bill of more than $240, 000 however that threshold would rise to $2million.
Smaller municipalities are said to be most vulnerable.
Commissioner Karen Chester has cited inefficiency in the current relief funding model with many damaged assets being rebuilt and not improved against future disasters. It is unclear how councils are set to future proof council infrasture with reduced federal support.
The federal government will announce how they will respond to the commission report on May 26.