Australian Open Government

Australian Open Government Partnership Civil Society Network

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.

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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Former Secretary of PMC on the next wave of reform ideas

29th March 2019 – No Comments

This Points of view was written by Peter Timmins   In delivering the Jim Carlton Lecture to the Accountability Roundtable Terry Moran kicked off the debate with suggestions that include:   a return to a public service able to provide frank advice to…

Thodey Inquiry into APS Interim Report

29th March 2019 – No Comments

This Points of view was written by Peter Timmins.   There are plenty of references to open government related issues in the report that identifies as one of the imperatives for change, that:   “the APS is too often perceived by…

National Integrity Forum, Canberra 15 April

16th March 2019 – No Comments

Join us for the National Integrity Forum. This is an important opportunity to engage and participate in the discussion of our integrity system. Book here