Global Access Partners Pty Ltd is an independent non-profit institute for active policy 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.

housing affordability

Have your say on housing affordability

What can be done to improve housing affordability in New South Wales? Share your views  with the state government through GAP’s online community consultation on Open Forum. Comments close at midday on 8 June 2017.

Recovery at Work: GAP Strategic Roundtable

Engaging large employers in best practice

On 23 May, GAP is hosting 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.

Northern Australia

The North, Agriculture and the Environment

This 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.