About Us

Open Forum is hosted by Global Access Partners (GAP), 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.

Open Forum is a well-established public policy discussion and blogging platform with an extensive community network, uniquely positioned to attract the target audience and informed contributions. It unites Australia’s most prominent politicians, business people, academics, social commentators and private citizens in lively online debate.

Building on its experience in hosting online government consultations and promoting debates around particular areas of interest, Open Forum works with agencies across the whole of government to increase the level of citizen participation in the formation of public policy.

If you are interested in talking to us about hosting a forum or a collaborative project, please email us at editor@openforum.com.au. Our office is Sydney-based, but our reach extends beyond local and national boundaries. If you would like to join our network, we’d love to hear from you.

Editor – Emma Johnnson

Emma has an ongoing interest in government and public policy and has been working for institute for active policy, Global Access Partners, since 2016. Emma is a qualified lawyer and previously a long-term employee of Bazmark Inq. the production company of Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin.

View Emma’s letter of introduction here.