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.

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.

Productive Ageing: GAP Strategic Roundtable for SMEs

Leveraging the Value of an Age-Diverse Workforce

On 6 June 2019, GAP brought together government and SME representatives for a three-hour strategic roundtable to discuss the value of an age-diverse workforce and identify factors which facilitate or hinder mature-age employment.

Pacific Connect Forum

Inaugural Pacific Connect Forum in Sydney

Digital connectivity as an 'enabler of opportunity' in the Pacific was the focus of the inaugural Pacific Connect Forum held by ICDP and GAP on 6 September at NSW Parliament House. Read the delegates' Communique and full Forum 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.

Cyber Security Report

Protecting the new frontier

A single home affairs portfolio should assume responsibility for all cyber security activities, as cyber attacks on Australian agencies, businesses and individuals continue to escalate in number, sophistication and severity, argues the GAP Taskforce on Cyber Security.

housing affordability consultation report

Online consultation report released

From better transport and curbs on foreign investment to alternative ownership models  and innovative building methods - read our summary of public submissions to GAP's online consultation on housing affordability held in April-May 2017.