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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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…
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