We have an important opportunity to provide input on the next Second National Action Plan.
The draft Plan will be published for comment on 25 June-8 July 2018. All consultations close on 25 June 2018.
To show your commitment to transparency and openness please register to participate and encourage others to give their feedback.
Once the draft is released, you will be able to leave a comment, respond to comments of other participants, or voting on comments on each of the proposed commitments.
There are also face to face consultations:
Following the consultations, the Open Government Forum will meet again in July to consider all feedback received and make a final recommendation to Government on the content of Australia’s second Open Government National Action Plan 2018-20.
The 5th OGP Global Summit will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia, July 17-19, 2018.
Representatives from OGP’s 96 national and local participants will gather in Tbilisi to promote their achievements and discuss the challenges in upholding the principles of open government.
Registrations are still open, and you can find out more details about the event here: https://ogpsummit.org/registration
Open Government Week May 7-11 Roundup
Thanks to everyone who attended our Open Government Week events in May 7-11.
We hosted a webinar and Social Meetup in Sydney.
There was a broad list of participants and attendees at both events from the Commonwealth Government Agency, NSW and Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, DFSI, Commonwealth Digital Transformation Agency.
Special thanks to OGF member Elisabeth Tydd, and Damian Carmichael, Department of Industry Innovation and Science’s.
The webinar outlined past, present directions and future opportunities from the Open Government Partnership’s Independent Report.
The Webinar featured contributors:
If you missed the webinar you can catch watch it on our Facebook page: Open Government Week Webinar 2017
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Details of consultations and submissions for the 2018-2020 National Action Plan can be found here.
To explore specific topics:
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.
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.Read more
In late November 2015 Prime Minister Turnbull wrote to the OGP renewing Australia’s commitment to membership.
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