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

The Mandarin on the the current state of play in the development of Australia’s first National Action Plan

28th September 2016 – No Comments

Stephen Easton in The Mandarin: Crunch time for Australia’s open government plan “A draft national action plan that will articulate how the Australian government promises to promote open government should finally emerge in the next couple of weeks, ahead of…

Fifth anniversary celebration of OGP in New York next week. Will Australia stand proudly for the cause?

14th September 2016 – No Comments

The fifth anniversary of the foundation meeting of the Open Government Partnership will be celebrated on 20 September at a gathering in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly during Leaders Week. I’m not sure if Prime…

Interim Working Group moving along

14th September 2016 – No Comments

The second meeting of the Interim Working Group yesterday saw further progress in developing draft commitments proposed for inclusion in Australia’s OGP National Action Plan. Agenda and papers for the meeting have been published and minutes will be published in…


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