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

New civil society members of international OGP Steering Committee

16th June 2017 – No Comments

The two new civil society members to join the international Steering Committee are Giorgi Kldiashvili Director of the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI), an NGO based in Georgia, and  Tur-Od Lkhagvajav who holds several leading civil society…


Open Government vs Productivity Commission on Data Availability and Use

15th June 2017 – No Comments

Australia’s first Open Government National Action Plan (2016-18) is a series of reforms that include some ambitious commitments, that set the stage for potentially transformative outcomes for citizens. These include “transforming our information access laws, policies and practices are modern…


Commitment to establish a Multi Stakeholder Forum

9th June 2017 – No Comments

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet  has announced details of the establishment of the Open Government Forum and called for civil society nominations by 22 June. (Commitment 5.1 in Australia’s National Action Plan.) The Selection Panel to consider nominations…

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