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Industrial Relations Research Centre (IRRC)



  • Supporting engaged, productive and fair workplaces
  • Encouraging the growth, recognition and utilisation of skills
  • Sponsoring evidence-based research and policy
  • Promoting better understanding of labour markets and industrial relations


The Industrial Relations Research Centre (IRRC) is a grouping of scholars, associates and visiting researchers from inside and outside UNSW, who collaborate to generate, conduct and publicise research that:


  • Promotes innovative and ethical practices in workplaces, and
  • 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.


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