Australian Open Government

Australian Open Government Partnership Civil Society Network

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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Working Groups

Join a thematic working group in your area of interest. Help create ambitious commitments for Australia's first Open Government Partnership National Action Plan.

Access to Information

Access to information (ATI) is a fundamental human right that has the power to improve governance and lives by assisting public administration to become more transparent, accountable, and efficient and increasing citizen confidence and participation. Increasing transparency and access to information is at the core of the Open Government Partnership values and principles and crucial in addressing the most pressing social needs, solving public problems and improving the effectiveness of government institutions.

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Anti Corruption

is part of Increasing Public Integrity—measures that address corruption and public ethics, access to information, campaign finance reform, and media and civil society freedom

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Civic Participation

Commitments on civic participation include formal public participation as well issues that more broadly affect people's ability to participate.

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Public Resources

More Effectively Managing Public Resources is one of the OGP grand challenges and includes measures that address budgets, procurement, natural resources and foreign assistance.

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Public Services

Improving Public Services—measures that address the full spectrum of citizen services (including health, education, criminal justice, water, electricity, telecommunications and any other relevant service areas) by fostering public service improvement or private sector innovation.

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Latest updates

Strong interest in civil society spots on Interim Working Group

26th August 2016 – No Comments

Expressions of Interest in participating in the Open Government Partnership Interim Working Group established by Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet closed on Wednesday. PM&C has announced 40 applications were received. To my knowledge ten members of the Network…

Exciting time for civil society’s best – help improve our democracy

22nd August 2016 – No Comments

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet last Thursday called for expressions of interest for the non government Co- Chair position and (probably) five non government member positions on the  proposed 12 person Open Government Partnership Interim Working Group. The…

Partners wanted to work on the Partnership

19th August 2016 – No Comments

The Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet has called for expressions of interest to join an Interim Working Group to help co-draft Australia’s National Action Plan for the Open Government Partnership (OGP). The call follows the announcement last week that…


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