Uncategorised 7th May 2018

OGP:Aus update during Open Gov Week

by Peter Timmins

To celebrate global Open Gov Week 2018 and with tremendous help from Mel Flanagan and the team at Nook Studios, we are hosting a webinar on Friday 11 May with members of the open government community in Australia.
You can join the conversation at our webinar.
We’ll be discussing Australia’s Open Government Partnership commitment progress from the civil society perspective, hear from the author of the independent report on Australia’s performance, and find out more about the public participation commitment from the Department of Industry.
Contributors include:
Peter Timmins, interim convener of the Australian Open Government Partnership Network and leading Freedom of Information (FOI) authority, will bring us up to date on Australia’s open government initiative. In 2017 the Australian Press Council awarded Peter a Press Freedom Medal for his advocacy for the open government cause.
Daniel Stewart, Senior Lecturer at Australian National University and author of the independent mid-term report commissioned by the Open Government Partnership will provide his summary of Australia’s progress on the commitments in the first national action plan. His report and comments by the Network Steering committee can be accessed at:
Damian Carmichael from the Department of Industry will update us on experience so far in developing a framework for public participation in Australia, a commitment in the 2016-2018 plan.
Mel Flanagan from Nook Studios, a Sydney based company of designers and makers of open government content and services, will facilitate the conversation.
A Q&A will follow the discussion. We welcome you to post your questions for the panel before or throughout the webinar.
You can get involved in the conversation three ways:
1. Post questions on the chatroom in the webinar
2. Message on Twitter @opengovau. Please include the hashtag #OpenGovWeek to contribute to the conversation.
3. Email questions to OGPAUevents@gmail.com
Webinar details will be issued to those who register for the event.
We look forward to you tuning in and joining the global conversation.Register here:

If you have any questions before the event, please email the event organisers at OGPAUevents@gmail.com

Join us for a webinar and update on Australia’s open government commitments. Fri 11 May, 11am (AEST)
@OGPAU #OpenGovWeek AU