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PM urged to take advantage of extra time to complete National Action Plan

17th May 2016

Australian Network Steering Committee Chair, Dr David Solomon today wrote to the Prime Minister urging him to notify the Co-chairs of the Open Government Partnership that Australia will take extra time to complete and submit its first National Action Plan due to be submitted by 1 July. The election campaign and the associated caretaker role…

OGP acts to sideline Azerbaijan after threats to civil society

5th May 2016

From Paul Maassen, OGP Support Unit. [And congratulations to Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist from Azerbaijan, chosen to receive the 2016 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.] Cape Town, South Africa, May 4, 2016 – The Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership today resolved that Azerbaijan will be regretfully designated as inactive in OGP,…

Event: OGP National Action Plan Development Webinar

24th February 2016

OGP Webinar: “2016 OGP National Action Plan Development.” Sponsored by the OGP Support Unit and the World Bank Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m (US) EST (That’s 2am creeping into Wednesday March 2 in Sydney) Language: English REGISTER for this webinar: HERE Description: Over the course of the next months, over 50 governments will engage,…

Australian Open Government Partnership Foundation Meeting

25th January 2016

The meeting of interested parties in Sydney on 11 December 2015 resolved to establish the Australian Open Government Partnership Network. Those attending in person or via telephone conference (not all for the entire meeting) were David Solomon and Tim Smith (Accountability Roundtable), Greg Thompson and Alan Wolfe (Transparency International Australia), Katherine Szuminska (OpenAustralia Foundation), Avaro…

The Prime Minister’s letter reconfirms Australia’s commitment to OGP

28th November 2015

On 24 November 2015 Prime Minister Turnbull wrote to the Open Government Partnership that Australia  was recommitting to membership and would complete joining requirements by July 2016. The Australian Government had been invited to join the OGP along with founding members in September 2011. In May 2013 the Government first notified its intention to join. The Prime Minister’s announcement…