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dc.contributor.authorScott, Johnen
dc.contributor.authorMacPhail, Catherineen
dc.contributor.authorMinichiello, Victoren
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-16T08:34:00Z
dc.date.issued2012en
dc.identifier.citationPreview (160), p. 26-31en
dc.identifier.issn1836-084Xen
dc.identifier.issn1443-2471en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/11433en
dc.description.abstractRecent growth and expansion of the fly-in/fly-out (FIFO) model of mining in remote rural Australia has led to concerns about the health and well-being of those employed by the mines and those in the small rural communities where they are based. A particular concern has been the potential disruption to sexual norms in mining towns and increases in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV. In May this year it was widely reported that AMA Queensland President, Dr Richard Kidd, had cited 'bored and cashed-up' workers to blame for increasing rates of STIs in mining communities. Kidd is not a lone voice, with the Queensland Health Minister, Lawrence Springborg, blaming sex workers operating in mining regions for rising rates of HIV in his state. That clients, whether the mine (as opposed to sex) workers or men in the community are not mentioned in these stories is interesting, but perhaps another story. The Australian Sex Workers Association responded strongly to these claims, arguing that sex work in Australia is well regulated and that unprotected sex is more likely to occur in non-commercial encounters. Sex industry advocates have claimed that FIFO sex workers can be enlisted via appropriate public health interventions to be part of the solution for decreasing rates of STIs and HIV, rather than being part of the problem. Janelle Fawkes of the Scarlet Alliance observed that 'sex workers ... have positive effects on local communities where we bring safe sex education and skills'. This paper contextualises the debate by providing an overview of the sex industry in rural and regional areas where mining booms are currently underway.en
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dc.publisherCSIRO Publishingen
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dc.titleBang and bust: almost everything you wanted to know about sex and the mining boom (but were afraid to ask)en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1071/PVv2012n160p26en
dc.subject.keywordsEpidemiologyen
dc.subject.keywordsHealth Promotionen
dc.subject.keywordsPublic Health and Health Servicesen
local.contributor.firstnameJohnen
local.contributor.firstnameCatherineen
local.contributor.firstnameVictoren
local.subject.for2008111712 Health Promotionen
local.subject.for2008111706 Epidemiologyen
local.subject.for2008111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classifieden
local.subject.seo2008920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classifieden
local.subject.seo2008920413 Social Structure and Healthen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciencesen
local.profile.schoolSchool of Rural Medicineen
local.profile.schoolAdministrationen
local.profile.emailjscott6@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailcmacphai@une.edu.auen
local.profile.emailvminichi@une.edu.auen
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local.record.placeauen
local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20121016-083239en
local.publisher.placeMelbourne, Australiaen
local.format.startpage26en
local.format.endpage31en
local.identifier.issue160en
local.title.subtitlealmost everything you wanted to know about sex and the mining boom (but were afraid to ask)en
local.contributor.lastnameScotten
local.contributor.lastnameMacPhailen
local.contributor.lastnameMinichielloen
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dc.identifier.staffune-id:cmacphaien
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local.title.maintitleBang and busten
local.output.categorydescriptionC3 Non-Refereed Article in a Professional Journalen
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local.search.authorScott, Johnen
local.search.authorMacPhail, Catherineen
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