• Communities must band together against bushfires

    Open Forum     |      November 26, 2019

    As Australia confronts devastating bushfire conditions, people across the nation are doing all they can to ensure the safety of their homes, property and loved ones.

  • Will blocking illegal offshore sites help Australians kick gambling?

    Charles Livingstone     |      November 20, 2019

    Banning unregulated foreign gambling websites is only a small step to helping Australians throw less money away and reducing the harm caused to families and society as a result.

  • Ice, ice, baby

    John Coyne     |      November 17, 2019

    Despite some high profile drug-busts, the quantity of methamphetamine (ice) that Australians consume continues to rise.

  • Australia’s police are not being militarised

    Vernon White     |      November 7, 2019

    Media articles and social justice campaigners suggest that police agencies are putting special forces onto the streets of Australia, but nothing could be further from the truth.

  • Successful social cohesion starts in school

    Jane Wilkinson     |      November 5, 2019

    Efforts to reduce racism and bullying in Victoria’s schools could offer lessons for similar progress in the rest of Australian society.

  • The case for a global kidney exchange

    Francesca Minerva     |      November 4, 2019

    The Global Kidney Exchange, which aims to expand the kidney donor pool, has been criticised as ‘organ trafficking’, but the counter argument is that it will save the lives of rich and poor patients alike.

  • What worries parents today?

    Hernan Cuervo     |      October 27, 2019

    Slowing wage growth, the increasing cost of education and the fast pace of social change make it difficult for parents to prepare their children for uncertain futures.

  • Snapchat – The killer app on our roads?

    Open Forum     |      October 20, 2019

    Snapchat has emerged as a surprise threat to Queensland drivers, with a new QUT study showing that one in six young drivers use the wildly popular social media app while behind the wheel.

  • Mapping lost childhoods to find your way home

    Kirsten Wright     |      October 19, 2019

    A new interactive online map of Australian care homes is helping those who grew up in care track down the institutions they stayed in.

  • Understanding people is the key to complex problem solving

    Peter Fritz     |      October 16, 2019

    GAP’s Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems (BESS) will play an important role in Australian public life by using insights from behavioural economics to promote successful policy implementation and enduring social change.

  • Contribute to our new journal on complex problem solving

    Peter Massingham     |      October 14, 2019

    Submissions are being welcomed for Global Access Partners’ new venture, the Journal of Behavioural Economics and Social Systems (BESS), launched at GAP’s 10th Annual Economic Summit in the NSW Legislative Assembly Chamber in September.

  • The facts about meth addiction

    Kailey Fitzgerald     |      October 12, 2019

    Methamphetamine (“Ice”) is an extremely addictive stimulant that causes a multitude of severe health problems. It is perhaps the most damaging illegal drug used in Australia, but individual users can recover with the proper support over time.