• Supporting a ‘blue recovery’ in the Pacific: GAP Summit report

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      August 16, 2021

    The inaugural GAP Summit for the Pacific and Small Island Nations 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.

  • 2020 – Silver linings

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      December 15, 2020

    Global Access Partners, the publisher of Open Forum, tackled the challenges posed by COVID social distancing measures by successfully moving its administration and events online.

  • Building a more resilient Australia

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      November 5, 2020

    On 6 November, Global Access Partners’ eleventh Annual Summit ‘A Vision for Australia’ will bring together the expertise and ideas of 120 national and international thought leaders to chart the course towards a more resilient and sustainable future for the country.

  • ‘Building back better’: Post-COVID opportunities for older workers

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      August 5, 2020

    Australia cannot afford to waste the human and economic potential of its senior citizens when the country begins to recover from the coronavirus pandemic.

  • GAP Summit calls for better career education in schools

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      February 7, 2020

    As discussions about the future of jobs and lifelong learning intensify around the world, young people are increasingly looking for meaningful career advice to help them navigate the ever more complex world of work. The latest report from Global Access Partners offers some new perspectives.

  • GAP in 2019 – A year in review

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      December 19, 2019

    Global Access Partners, the institute for active policy which publishes Open Forum, has enjoyed a busy year tackling a wide range of issues and looks forward to fresh endeavours in 2020.

  • Welcome to the GAP summit

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      September 20, 2019

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish, the head of Global Access Partners, stressed the importance of education to her family, her institute and the nation in welcoming guests to GAP’s 10th Annual Economic Summit at NSW Parliament House in Sydney.

  • Lifelong learning for Australia’s future

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      September 18, 2019

    The upcoming GAP Annual Economic Summit will consider ways to prepare new generations of Australians for a future characterised by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.

  • Age diversity is good for business

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      August 21, 2019

    The social consensus around the value of productive ageing has not been reflected in business practices, and so fresh approaches are required: a report from the recent GAP Roundtable identifies the biggest barrier to mature-age employment.

  • Employment opportunity at Global Access Partners

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      March 28, 2019

    Are you interested in organising events and meetings to discuss high level policy issues? The publisher of Open Forum, Global Access Partners, is seeking a part time Assistant Project Manager for an immediate start and welcomes applications from suitable candidates.

  • GAP in 2018 – A year in review

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      December 18, 2018

    Open Forum is owned and operated by the Sydney-based policy institute Global Access Partners, and its co-founder and managing director, Catherine Fritz-Kalish, looks back at another year filled with achievement for the company.

  • Digital trade summit at NSW Parliament House

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      September 6, 2018

    GAP’s 9th Annual Economic Summit will be held on 6th – 7th September and will bring together 135 people who have a vested interest in seeing Australia respond to the opportunities that Digital Trade presents.