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.


Global Access Partners Response to COVID-19

Given the rapid spread of COVID-19, and in line with official advice, Global Access Partners will hold most future meetings of its various taskforces and committees by teleconference, starting from Tuesday, 17 March, until further notice. Please read our response to COVID-19.

GAP Summit on Lifelong Learning

GAP Summit calls for better career education in schools

Beyond Education: Lifelong Learning for Australia's Future, held on 19-20 September in NSW Parliament House, discussed ways to prepare new generations of Australians for a future characterised by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. Read the Summit's final report.

Peter Fritz AO

An Order of Australia Award for GAP Chairman

On Australia Day, Peter Fritz was appointed an Officer in the Order of Australia for his distinguished service to business and public policy: “This is a great personal honour but also testament to the extraordinary efforts of many people who over the years have contributed to my success.”


BESS - A New GAP Journal to Tackle Complexity

The new Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems (BESS) aims to leverage insights from behavioural economics to help solve the most pressing challenges facing the world today. We welcome contributions for the second edition, to be published in May 2020.

Innovation is for Everyone

Accelerating Australia's Innovation Agenda

The new book by Peter Fritz AM and Brad Howarth explores the reasons for Australia's innovation performance and provides strategies to get things moving. It is the culmination of conversations with leading thinkers from the realms of politics, academia, business and government.

Youth Transitions Taskforce Report

'Bridges to the Future' Report released

The final report of the GAP Taskforce on Youth Transitions was presented to Federal Education Minister, the Hon. Dan Tehan MP, in Canberra on 19 September. It was officially launched by Catherine Fritz-Kalish at the GAP Summit Opening Dinner at NSW Parliament House.