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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Press Council awards 2017 Press Freedom Medals

23rd May 2017 – No Comments

Media release- Australian Press Council 19 May 2017 “The Australian Press Council has awarded its Press Freedom Medal to two outstanding individuals for their major contributions to ensuring a free and open society: Peter Timmins – Australian Open Government Partnership…

The Quest for Open Transparent Government

3rd May 2017 – No Comments

This article is published in the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance 2017 Press Freedom Report The Chilling Effect     Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Photo: Andrew Meares, courtesy Fairfax Photos A year ago the first Turnbull government report card on access…

Multistakeholder Forum: Commitment 5.1

2nd May 2017 – No Comments

PM&C published yesterday a Discussion Paper with a proposal on how to establish a forum, and details of a consultation over the next few weeks. Three ways you can have your say: Participate in the Twitter Q&A on 4 May: If…


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