The Australian Coal and Energy Survey (ACES) is a study of working arrangements and wellbeing in its broadest sense. The ACES is conducted by Professor David Peetz, Associate Professor Georgina Murray and Dr Olav Muurlink of the Centre for Work, Organisation and Wellbeing. It is funded through the Australian Research Council’s (ARC's) nationally competitive Linkage Program for research and the methodology was peer-reviewed and approved during the assessment process. Under the terms of the program, the project has received financial and practical assistance from the ARC and the Mining and Energy Division of the Construction, Mining, Forestry and Energy Union (CFMEU), including co-operation in the provision of a membership lists from which a sample could be scientifically selected. It is a longitudinal study, incorporating a second wave in 2013 which will show how things change over time. These Reports address the first wave of the study, which gathered data from 2566 mining and energy workers and 1915 partners, between September and December 2011.
- Professor David Peetz (Griffith University, Australia) - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Associate Professor Georgina Murray (Griffith University, Australia)
- Dr Olav Muurlink (formerly of Griffith University, Australia)
- Loudoun, Rebecca, Muurlink, Olav, Peetz, David and Murray, Georgina 2014, “Does affect the relationship between control at work and sleep disturbance for shift workers”, Chronobiology International, doi:10.3109/07420528.2014.957307.
- Murray, Georgina, Peetz, David and Muurlink, Olav 2012, “Gendered work inequalities in the Australian mining industry: evidence of a large–scale survey”, Canadian Industrial Relations Association, 1 June, Calgary, Canada (unpublished conference paper).
- Muurlink, Olav, Peetz, David and Murray, Georgina 2014, “Work–related influences on marital satisfaction amongst shiftworkers and their partners: a large matched–pairs study, Community Work & Family, vol 17, no. 3, pp. 288–307.
- Muurlink, Olav, Peetz, David, Murray, Georgina and Loudoun, Rebecca 2013, “Social consequences of workaholism among long–hours wage earners”, 21st International Symposium on Shiftwork and Working Time, 6 November, Säu Paulo, Brazil (unpublished conference paper).
- Peetz, David and Murray, Georgina 2012, “Union context and strategy in the Australian coal industry”, Canadian Industrial Relations Association, 31 May, Calgary, Canada (unpublished conference paper).
- Peetz, David and Murray, Georgina 2011, “‘You get really old, really quick’: involuntary long hours in the mining industry”, Journal of Industrial Relations, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 13–29.
- Peetz, David, Murray, Georgina and Muurlink, Olav 2012, “The impact of working arrangements on the physical and psychological health of workers and their partners”, 16th World Congress of International Labor and Employment Relations Association, July, Philadelphia, USA (refereed conference paper).
In the media
- Almond, Lisa 2013, “Surviving shiftwork as a family”, Essential Baby, 25 June.
- Crook, Mike 2013, “Twelve hour shifts are killing workers”, Green Left Weekly, 22 April.
- Caruana, Lou 2013, “Drug use a focus of work hours survey”, Mining News Premium, 7 January.
- Energy Source and Distribution, 2013, 13 February, p. 8, TMPC, Nundah, Queensland.
- Energy Source and Distribution, 2012, 3 December, p. 32, TMPC, Nundah, Queensland.
- Heber, Alex 2012, “Shift work takes its toll on mining workforce”, Australian Mining, 21 November.
- Inwood, Clare 2012, “Shift, drive, fly: work and wellbeing in regional coal–mining communities”, Griffith News, 22 October, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.
- Muurlink, Olav 2012, “Despite wealth for toil, FIFO workers find themselves sick and tired”, The Conversation, 1 August.
- O’Grady, Stephen 2012, “Shift work taking toll on mining workforce”, Griffith News, 23 November, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia.
- Peetz, David, Muurlink, Olav and Murray, Georgina 2012, “Opinion: Miners’ high wages come at a high cost”, Newcastle Herald, 11 December.
- Validakas, Vicky 2012, “FIFO workers say bosses don’t care”, Australian Mining, 10 December.