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Women resident in rural and remote areas are reputed to suffer increased vulnerability to domestic violence as a consequence of physical and social isolation, firearms availability, inadequate legal and service provisions,
limited opportunities for alternative employment and housing, and so on. This research examined the incidence and prevalence of male-to-female intimate partner abuse in the Bowen Basin region of Central Queensland. In
particular, it was concerned to examine relationships between the incidence and prevalence of both physical (including sexual) and non-physical (including economic, psychological and social-psychological) abuse, and the
rapid growth since 2004 in the regional mining industry. A survey was conducted of 532 women resident either in the Bowen Basin or the nearby coastal city of Mackay. Outcomes of this survey will be presented during the
seminar, and a summary of the research is available via the Australian Institute of Criminology homepage at
Professor Stewart Lockie is Head of the Sociology Program in the Research School of Social Sciences at ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences. While principally known for his research in food, agriculture and natural
resource management, Professor Lockie has also conducted numerous social impact assessments and other studies of social issues in rural and resource dependent communities. Prior to his appointment at ANU, Professor Lockie was Director of Central Queensland University’s Institute for Health and Social Science Research, which hosted the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research(QCDFVR). He would like to acknowledge the roles of Heather Nancarrow,Director of the QCDFVR and Dr Sanjay Sharma as co-investigators in this research and the financial support of the Criminology Research Council.