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Our objectives

The IRRG has a clearly defined set of objectives, with well-developed means of pursuing these goals. Our 10 objectives are to:

  1. promote a better understanding of labour markets and industrial relations
  2. promote a safe, engaged, productive and fair workplace

  3. encourage the recognition, development and utilisation of skills

  4. continue to build the impact of The Economic and Labour Relations Review

  5. engage with industry, community and government in the production and dissemination of research

  6. build our working relationships and international outreach

  7. help develop emerging scholars

  8. further UNSW Strategy 2025, particularly the pillars of Engagement and Impact

  9. address UNSW Grand Challenges, particularly Inequality and Climate Change

  10. collaborate with and bring together, in shared projects, colleagues and academic units across UNSW in pursuit of the other objectives, reflecting the UNSW 2025 Strategy’s emphasis on interdisciplinary research and collaborations.

The IRRG pursues these objectives through:

  • seeking and carrying out individual and team research projects, whether funded by competitive grants or industry contracts 

  • publishing the research findings in scientific journals and books

  • disseminating research results to the wider community through media releases and/or social media, seminars and/or conferences, keynote addresses, industry forums, consultancies and reports 

  • providing human resource practitioner materials such as job analysis data

  • providing the infrastructure and staffing for publishing The Economic and Labour Relations Review (ELRR), which continues as the IRRG’s single largest project.