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 2000, GAP is a member of
TCG Group — a diverse and growing network of Australian-owned companies founded over forty 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.

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 Midsize Business

"Hidden Giants": The future of Australia’s midsize business

It is time to provide leadership and support for the sector which, until now, has been largely disconnected and disengaged from the policy process. Our 8th Annual Economic Summit is bringing Australia's midsize business into the spotlight.

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.

Electricity Reform

The case for national electricity reform

The latest report by the National Standing Committee on Energy and the Environment calls for a redesign of the National Electricity Market (NEM) to align with Australia’s fast-changing demand profiles and more diverse grid technology.

Health Procurement

Increasing efficiency and value
in government purchasing

There is significant scope for improvements and savings in Australia’s public health procurement; a more rational tendering process is required, says our Government Health Procurement Taskforce.

GAP Taskforce on Early Childhood Education Report

Early Childhood Education Taskforce report

GAP's new report explores how the current pool of government funding could be used more effectively to improve social and economic outcomes for vulnerable children and the broader community.