Australian Open Government

Australian Open Government Partnership Civil Society Network

Australia’s First OGP Plan: A long circuitous journey

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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Transparency

Understand the workings of government

Participation

Influence the workings of government

Accountability

Hold government to account for its actions

Latest updates

Federal government agencies failing to recognise value of public engagement

24th July 2017 – No Comments

The Department of Industry Innovation and Science the lead agency on Commitment 5.2 has published a Working draft on the first phase of its implementation of the commitment titled ‘How might the APS better use public participation to improve policy development…


Senate Committee probes on OGP action plan

24th July 2017 – No Comments

 The Senate Select Committee on a National Integrity Commission hearing on 5 July on the adequacy of the Australian government’s framework for addressing corruption and misconduct (Commitment 4.2 in Australia’s OGP National Action Plan) included the following Q&A about the…


New leadership to take Australia forward on open government journey

21st July 2017 – No Comments

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet this afternoon announced the membership of the Open Government Forum (Commitment 5.1).    Congratulations and best wishes to the new group as they lead on the open government journey.   Civil Society members…

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