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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.
Understand the workings of government
Influence the workings of government
Hold government to account for its actions
From The Conversation – Yee-Fui Ng • 25/11/2019 ““Commentators have roundly criticised the government’s model for being watered down and a sham.”.” Read the full article here
Stephen Charles and the Attorney General were interviewed about a national integrity body, by Nicole Chvastek on ABC Radio. Listen to it on https://www.abc.net.au/radio/ballarat/programs/drive/drive/11085856; their segment commences at 1:06:45 and runs until 1:27:30.
From the Mandarin – Stephen Easton • 13/05/2019 “Labor would at least match the Coalition’s commitment to spend $104.5 million over four years on a federal anti-corruption commission, and while 80% of Australians support one with a full suite of strong…