Australian Open Government

Australian Open Government Partnership Civil Society Network

What is Open Government?

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.

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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Understand the workings of government


Influence the workings of government


Hold government to account for its actions

Latest updates

Analysis on why the Government’s Commonwealth Integrity Commission will not work

25th November 2019 – No Comments

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

Christian Porter goes toxic

14th May 2019 – No Comments

Stephen Charles and the Attorney General were interviewed about a national integrity body, by Nicole Chvastek on ABC Radio. Listen to it on; their segment commences at 1:06:45 and runs until 1:27:30.

Public corruption hearings at Commonwealth level: a ‘risk worth taking’ for integrity?

14th May 2019 – No Comments

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…


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