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.

Youth Transitions Taskforce Report

'Bridges to the Future' Report released

Universities should be encouraged to offer credit to school-leavers who achieve high results in relevant senior secondary courses, as well as develop new courses for specialist career educators, argues the report by the GAP Taskforce on Youth Transitions.

Productive Ageing: GAP Strategic Roundtable for SMEs

Leveraging the Value of an Age-Diverse Workforce

The social consensus around the value of productive ageing has not been reflected in business practices, and so fresh approaches are required: the final report from the recent GAP strategic roundtable for SMEs identifies the biggest barrier to senior employment.

Australias Health 2040

Australia's Health 2040:
GAP Taskforce Report

A successful year-long collaboration of health industry stakeholders delivers a case for near-term reform to achieve the long-term sustainability of Australia’s healthcare system. Read the final report of the Australia's Health 2040 Taskforce chaired by Martin Bowles AO PSM.

GAP Summit on Lifelong Learning

Beyond Education: Lifelong Learning for Australia's Future

GAP's 10th-anniversary Annual Economic Summit A Vision for Australia, to be held on 19-20 September 2019, will consider ways to prepare new generations of Australians for a future characterised by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.

Pacific Connect Ideas Exchange

Australia-Pacific Connections for a Digital Future

Pacific Connect returns to Sydney next month for the 2019 Ideas Exchange, co-hosted by the International Centre for Democratic Partnerships (ICDP) and Global Access Partners. Read the 2018 Inaugural Pacific Connect Forum's Communique and full report.

ICDP Launch and Pacific Connect Reception

ICDP Launch and Pacific Connect Reception

On 27 August 2018, ICDP hosted a reception in Sydney to celebrate its first anniversary and achievements in progressing the Australian government’s Pacific Connect program to build strong relationships with emerging Pacific leaders.