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".
Japan's whaling justification labelled inadequate
Japan submitted a revised whaling plan to the commission, stating 330 Minke whales should be killed annually for the next 12 years for scientific purposes.
The expert panel found no scientific justification for continuing lethal research whaling in the Southern Ocean and encouraged non-lethal means of examining whale populations.