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Christian Porter goes toxic

14th May 2019

Stephen Charles and the Attorney General were interviewed about a national integrity body, by Nicole Chvastek on ABC Radio. Listen to it on https://www.abc.net.au/radio/ballarat/programs/drive/drive/11085856; their segment commences at 1:06:45 and runs until 1:27:30.


Public corruption hearings at Commonwealth level: a ‘risk worth taking’ for integrity?

14th May 2019

From the Mandarin – Stephen Easton • 13/05/2019 “Labor would at least match the Coalition’s commitment to spend $104.5 million over four years on a federal anti-corruption commission, and while 80% of Australians support one with a full suite of strong powers, public hearings remain the key issue.” Read the full article here   David Muir, Chair…


Not published!

14th May 2019

In the following letter, AOGPN Chair Ken Coghill confirms that the following letter (responding to a string of letters published in the Sunday Age) complaining about the flood of mail from Josh has not been published: AEC figures on Liberal fund-raising in Kooyong explain the extra-ordinary swamping of voters with targeted personal letters, large numbers of…


National Integrity Forum, Canberra 15 April

16th March 2019

Join us for the National Integrity Forum. This is an important opportunity to engage and participate in the discussion of our integrity system. Book here



TI Corruption Perception Index 2018-Australia on the slippery slide

30th January 2019

The index ranks 180 countries and territories by their perceived levels of public sector corruption according to experts and business people, using a scale of 0 to 100, where 0 is highly corrupt and 100 is very clean. More than two-thirds of countries score below 50 on this year’s CPI, with an average score of…


OGP Global Summit May 2019

21st January 2019

From the OGP: “We are pleased to announce that the Call for Proposals has opened for the 6th OGP Global Summit to be hosted by the Government of Canada from May 29-31, 2019 in Ottawa, Canada.   As we build the agenda, we invite you to submit proposals for sessions and speakers on the following…


Tanzania clamps down on OGP Steering Committee member

19th December 2018

From Paul Maassen Chief, Country Support Open Government Partnership At its recent  meeting held in Washington D.C. on December 5-6 2018, the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Steering Committee discussed the situation concerning OGP civil society Steering Committee member Aidan Eyakuze, who has been unable to leave his home country Tanzania after having his passport confiscated…


Government rates performance on open government highly

18th December 2018

The Network Steering Committee has responded to the government’s self assessment of Australian performance in implementing a national action plan on open government reforms. Open Government Partnership rules require an end of term government report on Australia’s National Action Plan 2016-2018. Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet allowed two weeks for comment and feedback on the…


National Integrity Commission

13th December 2018

Still a way to go but PM announces decision to establish a national integrity commission: ABC news PM’s Media Release Consultation paper-for submissions by 1 February Congratulations to all who have kept at this, in some cases for years, and throughout consultation on Australia’s OGP national action plans, when the government wouldn’t commit to anything concrete…

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