News 2nd May 2017

Multistakeholder Forum: Commitment 5.1

by Peter Timmins

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:
  1. Participate in the Twitter Q&A on 4 MayIf you’ve questions on the Open Government Partnership or the Multistakeholder Forum, you can also join Open Government Interim Working Group Co-Chairs Fiona Mcleod SC (President of the Law Council of Australia) and Dr Steven Kennedy PSM, (Deputy Secretary, Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet) for our live Twitter Q&A at 6-7pm AEST, Thursday 4 May. Submit questions on Twitter in the lead up, or during the hour, using #OGPchat.
  2. Respond to the Forum Proposal by 17 May: Australia’s Open Government Interim Working Group has developed a proposal on how the Forum might work, available below. Respond to the questions in the proposal by leaving a comment below, or by joining the conversation on Twitter, using #OGPAU, by Wednesday 17 May.
  3. Attend the public workshop in Melbourne on 17 May: You can join the Open Government Interim Working Group in person to help settle the terms of reference for the Multistakeholder Forum. We’ll be holding a public workshop in Melbourne from 1-5pm, Wednesday 17 May. Spaces are limited. Register via Eventbrite by 12 May.

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