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Australia’s First OGP National Action Plan Commitments Poster


The independent mid-term report on Australia’s open government commitment progress is published and available for public comment until Tuesday 24th April. 

5 Days, 95 OGP governments, Citizens everywhere
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Australia’s second Open Government National Action Plan is currently in development.


Timeline for development of next action plan

Where are things at?

Details of consultations and submissions for the 2018-2020 National Action Plan can be found here.

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What is Open Government?

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is an international initiative that provides a platform for people inside and outside governments around the world to develop reforms that “promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance”.

Since its foundation in September 2011, over 70 participating countries have made over 2,500 commitments.

Under Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Australia joined the OGP in 2015 and our first National Action Plan was developed in 2016.



See the 2016-2018 commitments and their status.

For better, open government

Civil society groups around the world are using the Open Government Partnership process to achieve real gains in openness, accountability and participation. We are a diverse group of individuals and organisations working together to create ambitious commitments for Australia’s first Open Government National Action Plan.

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PM Turnbull renews OGP commitment

Photograph of Prime Minister Malcoln Turnbull’s letter to the OGP 25 November 2015

In late November 2015 Prime Minister Turnbull wrote to the OGP renewing Australia’s commitment to membership.

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Latest updates

Senate Estimates-questions and some answers about the OGP

24th May 2018 – No Comments

An extract from the Finance and Public Administration Committee hearing on Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet  22 May is reproduced below Senator Stoker  (LNP Qld) new on the scene as replacement for Senator Brandis shows welcome interest in the…

OGP Civil Society Steering Committee: NZer in with a chance

16th May 2018 – No Comments

 The current (global) OGP Civil Society Steering Committee selection process to fill vacancies is in the final stages. A public webinar with shortlisted candidates is scheduled for Wednesday 16 May at 3pm CET / 9am EST-12 midnight Australian Eastern Standard…

Australian Update Webinar: #Open Gov Week

11th May 2018 – No Comments

The Australian OGP Update Webinar recorded this morning is now available on Facebook: Shreya Basu, OGP Support Unit, from Singapore, Daniel Stewart on his independent report on Australia’s progress with the first national action plan, Peter Timmins with an overview…


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