Australian Open Government

Australian Open Government Partnership Civil Society Network

Australia’s second Open Government National Action Plan is now open for submissions.

Contribute your ideas to make government more transparent, accountable and participatory before March 30th.


Timeline for development of next action plan


Register for face to face consultation in a city near you

  • Canberra – Wed. 14 March 2018 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm AEDT
  • Perth –  Fri. 16 March 2018 | 9:00 am – 1:00 pm AWST
  • Melbourne – Tue. 20 March 2018 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm AEDT
  • Sydney – Wed. 21 March 2018 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm AEDT
  • Brisbane – Fri. 23 March 2018 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm AEST


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 2,000 commitments have been made by 65 participating countries, covering a third of the world’s population. Under Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Australia joined the OGP in 2016 and recommitted for 2018.



See the previous commitments and their status.

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.

View the letter


Understand the workings of government


Influence the workings of government


Hold government to account for its actions

Latest updates

OGP Global Summit: Call for proposals

7th March 2018 – No Comments

From Paul Maassen Director, Civil Society Engagement Open Government Partnership Support Unit Registration and the call for proposals have opened for the 5th OGP Global Summit to be hosted by The Prime Minister of Georgia, Mr. Giorgi Kvirikashvili in Tbilisi,…

Senate Estimates questions about the OGP.

5th March 2018 – No Comments

In Senate Estimates  last week Senator McAllister (Labor NSW) asked questions of officers from Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet about the Open Government Partnership. The relevant extract from the transcript is reproduced below. Nothing particularly new to those following…

Australia trending down in Corruption Perceptions score

22nd February 2018 – No Comments

Media release: Transparency International Australia Australia, 22 February 2018 – The Corruption Perceptions Index released today by Transparency International shows that Australia has fallen again in the CPI score. Despite attempts to combat corruption around the world, the majority of…


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