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.

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.

GAP Summit on Spaces of Australian Innovation

Global Access Partners 7th Annual Economic Summit

Our annual September Summit focused on ‘Spaces of Australian innovation’ – whether physical, virtual or metaphorical – and the conditions required for the Australian innovation ecosystem to flourish.

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.

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 in May at NSW Parliament House.

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.