• GAP 2023 Review

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      December 23, 2023

    The achievements of Global Access Partners, the publisher of this masthead, owe much to the unwavering support provided by the people within its network.

  • GAP 2022 Review

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      December 21, 2022

    Global Access Partners, the Sydney-based institute which publishes Open Forum, has had another busy year of activity, including a new partnership with Sweden’s Nobel Foundation.

  • Global Access Partners (GAP) Year in Review

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      December 21, 2021

    Despite the travel restrictions imposed by COVID 19, 2021 was all about building GAP’s international network and placing Australia at the centre of global thinking.

  • GAP Summit puts positive leadership at the front of effective recovery

    Catherine Fritz-Kalish     |      December 13, 2021

    Leaders should offer confidence and hope that problems can be overcome, and set a clear and decisive path forward to inspire nations to change. The report of the GAP Summit on the New Normal, introduced here by GAP’s co-founder Catherine Fritz-Kalish, outlines the key issues raised during the event, including the value of age-old leadership skills to bring people through the crisis together.

  • 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.