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".
Government's emissions reduction fund off to a shaky start
Industry polluters made bids on the $2.5 billion fund by committing how much they will reduce emissions by and then setting a price per tonne of carbon. The Government awarded contracts to bidders who offer to reduce carbon at the cheapest price.
However analysts who established the model have admitted they cannot see the scheme working.
The Direct Action auctions are part of Australia’s efforts to reduce Australia’s emissions by 5% of the year 2000 levels.
Environment Minister Greg Hunt is on leave for the for the launch of the Emissions Reduction effort.