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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Transparency

Understand the workings of government

Participation

Influence the workings of government

Accountability

Hold government to account for its actions

Latest updates

OGP responds to individual’s complaint, no violation of values and principles

19th October 2017 – No Comments

In September last year, Chris Snow a member of this network sent a letter of concern to the international OGP Steering Committee Co-Chairs regarding the consultation process and the Interim Working Group appointed by the Department of the Prime Minister…


International OGP Civil Society Co-chair on Rebuilding Trust

17th October 2017 – No Comments

 Mukelani Dimba is the civil society co-chair of the OGP Steering Committee. He is the Executive Director of the Open Democracy Advice Center (ODAC), a South African law center that specializes in freedom of information and whistleblower protection laws …………………….…


Australia failing to join domestic and international dots in support of the OGP

11th October 2017 – No Comments

Despite the international reach of the Open Government Partnership now to 75 countries, Australia a fully committed member since November 2015 is yet to play a role in progressing OGP goals internationally and maintains a low almost invisible role in…

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