Global Access Partners is an independent non-profit institute for active policy that initiates strategic debate on the most pressing social, economic and structural issues facing Australia and the world today. It acts as a catalyst for policy implementation and new economic opportunities.


GAP looks beyond the “what”
and “why” of policy discussion, focusing instead on the “how”
and “who” of policy delivery. Established in 1997, GAP is a member of
TCG Group — a diverse and growing network of Australian-owned companies founded over forty-six years ago.


Through our pioneering 'Second Track' programme, we foster links between community, government and business and promote innovative, cross-disciplinary approaches to problem-solving. Our alumni network comprises over 3,500 members.

We run multidisciplinary taskforces, forums, workshops, consultative committees, research and feasibility studies, online collaboration, executive consultancy, joint ventures and business missions, both in Australia and internationally.

For every project, GAP contributes one third of the budget and raises two thirds in sponsorship. Learn more about our funding model.

More than 600 people are actively engaged in various GAP projects on a regular basis, and close to 100 sponsors fund various GAP projects.

We work with federal and state governments, major corporate enterprises, peak industry and community bodies, universities and research institutes.

GAP Summit on Digital Trade

Digital Trade and Opportunities for Our Region

Global Access Partners' 9th Annual Economic Summit A Vision for Australia, to be held on 6-7 September at NSW Parliament House, will focus on digital trade as a key driver of growth and innovation and opportunities for Australia.

Cyber Security Report

Protecting the new frontier

A single home affairs portfolio should assume responsibility for all cyber security activities, as cyber attacks on Australian agencies, businesses and individuals continue to escalate in number, sophistication and severity, argues the GAP Taskforce on Cyber Security.

housing affordability consultation report

Online consultation report released

From better transport and curbs on foreign investment to alternative ownership models  and innovative building methods - read our summary of public submissions to GAP's online consultation on housing affordability held in April-May.

The Australian Space Initiative: GAP Report

A public/private partnership model for Australia's first space agency

A Space Industry Taskforce organised by Global Access Partners advocates the creation of a commercially focused national space agency in its own report, submitted to the Australian Government in August.

Sydney as an Innovation Hub

Thinking on a global scale

Sydney can become an international innovation hub to rank alongside London, Singapore and Seattle by building on its social, economic and lifestyle assets. A strategic plan for the city could help realise its potential, says the GAP/PwC Taskforce report.

Recovery at Work: GAP Strategic Roundtable

Engaging large employers in best practice

On 23 May, GAP hosted its second Strategic Roundtable at NSW Parliament House on how organisations can create opportunities for their employees to recover at work, following a health issue or work-related injury.