Industrial Relations Research Group (IRRG)

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Established in 1980, the Industrial Relations Research Group (IRRG) is made up of scholars, associates and visiting researchers from inside and outside UNSW. The IRRG actively collaborates to generate, conduct and publicise research that:

  • promotes innovative and ethical practices in workplaces
  • contributes to effective regulation of labour standards.

It aims to be a leading source of authoritative analysis, informing policy and practice in fields such as skill, workplace health and safety, sustainable productivity, participation and equity.


About IRRG

The IRRG promotes innovative and ethical practices in workplaces and contributes to the effective regulation of labour standards.


The IRRG has 10 clearly defined objectives and pursues these objectives through research and industry partnerships.


View past and current editions of our publications in The Economic and Labour Relations Review journal.


Access the latest information on the IRRGs ongoing and upcoming projects. In addition, view specific outputs including research and consultancy and grants.

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