Global Access Partners Pty Ltd is an independent non-profit policy and implementation institute that initiates strategic discussions on the most pressing social, economic and structural issues and challenges facing Australia today.


GAP was established in 2000 with a mission to increase stakeholder participation in the development of government policy. It is a member of the TCG Group of companies - a diverse and growing network founded over 40 years ago.


Through our pioneering 'Second Track' programme, we foster links between community, business and government to streamline the process of problem solving and develop novel approaches to public policy formation.

GAP runs multidisciplinary taskforces, forums, conferences, seminars, consultative committees, research and feasibility studies, online collaboration, executive consultancy, joint ventures and business missions, both internationally and in Australia.

More than 500 people participate in various GAP activities on a regular basis, and close to 100 sponsors fund various GAP projects.

Our diverse initiatives and ventures focus on practical ways to support social progress and drive economic efficiency.

GAP Summit on Spaces of Australian Innovation

The theme of GAP 7th Annual Economic Summit announced

A Vision for Australia Summit, in NSW Parliament House on 15-16 September, will focus on ‘Spaces of Australian innovation’ – whether physical, virtual or metaphorical – and the conditions required for the Australian innovation ecosystem to flourish.

Recovery at Work: GAP Strategic Roundtable

A New Way of Thinking About Work Injuries

The health benefits of work and early intervention and how to improve the recovery rates for injured employees were the focus of a strategic stakeholder roundtable hosted by GAP on 5 May at NSW Parliament House (see final report).

Northern Australia

The North, Agriculture and the Environment

The new GAP report discusses regional economic opportunities and environmental implications of agricultural development in northern Australia and outlines a set of metrics to guide private sector investment decisions.

ICDP Launch

Launch of the International Centre for Democratic Partnerships (ICDP)

On 26 October 2015, the Hon. Christopher Pyne launched the ICDP - a new independent organisation to encourage the development of civil society in the South Pacific.

A Vision for Australia

GAP Community - A Vision
for Australia

Since 2015, Global Access Partners has been developing a  'big-picture' vision and a roadmap for Australia's increasingly diverse society over the next decade and longer term. To contribute, click here.

The Australian Healthcare System as a Market

Australian Healthcare System as a Market

Treating healthcare as a dynamic market – or interrelated series of markets - offers new insights and levers to instigate change, the GAP Workshop report says.