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.
GAP acts as a catalyst for policy implementation and new economic opportunities.
We look beyond the “what” and “why” of policy discussion, focusing instead on the “how” and “who” of policy delivery. Read more
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 4,000 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. More than 1,000 people are actively engaged in various GAP projects at any one time, and over 120 sponsors fund various GAP projects. We work with federal and state governments, major corporate enterprises, peak industry and community bodies, universities and research institutes. Close
Through our pioneering ‘Second Track’ programme, we foster links between community, government and business and promote innovative, cross-disciplinary approaches to complex issues.
OUR WORK IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Report of the GAP Summit on the New Normal released
On 8 October, GAP hosted its 12th Annual Summit to explore long-term opportunities for Australia as the world establishes a ‘new normal’ in the midst of an evolving pandemic.
Protecting Australia’s Sovereignty in a COVID World
The final report from the joint National Resilience Project by GAP, the Institute for Integrated Economic Research Australia and Gravity iLabs, has been released!
The new edition of BESS is out!
The third issue of BESS looks at the Second Track through the lens of neuroscience and outlines new methods in policy decision-making, crowd management and organisational learning.
Inaugural Pacific and Small Island Nations Summit
The Summit called for new public-private partnerships between Australia and the Pacific that should stem from realising the true value of the Pacific’s societies and environment.
'Building back better': Post-COVID age diversity agenda
The discussions focused on how employers can capitalise on mature-age workers’ ability to add unique value to their organisation.
GAP Summit calls for an independent National Resilience Institute
Our 2020 Summit sought ways to safeguard Australia against future threats and offered 12 recommendations across the themes of Leadership, Governance and Resilience.