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".
Nauru detention staff dismissed for social media abuse
Transfield hires staff on the basis of cultural sensitivity however the photograph as well as other comments made on social media indicate the men endorse Hanson’s anti-immigration politics and that they have propagated anti-Islamic sentiment.
The suspension of the eight guards is the latest in a number of similar dismissal incidents related to social media, indicating Transfield’s discomfort at employers using social media to reveal the culture within detention centres.