Open Forum is an interactive policy discussion website hosted and moderated by Global Access Partners (GAP).

It offers a platform for free thought, open debate and policy discussion from an Australian perspective and welcomes blogs and comments from everyone who wishes to contribute.


Open Forum respects the privacy of its users and complies with all relevant domestic and international legislation, including GDPR. Read our privacy policy here.


If you would like to contribute a blog or have any questions about the site, please contact the editor at editor@openforum.com.au. Contributors are not remunerated and retain full rights to their work.


Open Forum encourages vibrant discussions between people of all backgrounds and beliefs about the important issues of our time. We welcome disagreement and debate, but ask that all participants remain civil and constructive and obey Australian law.

Please don’t post a comment which is threatening, discriminatory, slanderous, libelous, spam, advertising, uses offensive language or is wildly irrelevant. All it really boils down to is good manners and a bit of common sense!

To eliminate spam, all comments are subject to moderation and are posted upon manual review.

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