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Australian Update Webinar: #Open Gov Week

11th May 2018

The Australian OGP Update Webinar recorded this morning is now available on Facebook: Shreya Basu, OGP Support Unit, from Singapore, Daniel Stewart on his independent report on Australia’s progress with the first national action plan, Peter Timmins with an overview on where things stand at present, Damian Carmichael from Industry, Innovation and Science on Australia’s…


Get social: OpenGovWeek event in Sydney

7th May 2018

Mel Flanagan, a strong campaigner for open government, has arranged an open gov week social gathering next Friday 11 May, 5pm – 9pm, at the Dove and Olive Hotel  156 Devonshire St, Surry Hills in Sydney. The Network supports the event: From Mel: “We’d love you to join us ! Please spread the word with…


OGP:Aus update during Open Gov Week

7th May 2018

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…


MEAA: “The balance needs to be tipped back to the public’s right to know”

3rd May 2018

The top 10 Press Freedom issues in a survey of journalists and the public by the MEAA and published on World Press Freedom Day-along with the annual report this year with a chilling title- Criminalising Journalism: From the MEAA “Press freedom in Australia has deteriorated over the past decade according to a survey of more…


Press Freedom Medal 2018 media release

3rd May 2018

  MEDIA RELEASE | 3 May 2018 Press Council awards 2018 Press Freedom Medals The Australian Press Council has awarded Press Freedom Medals to two outstanding individuals for their major contributions to furthering the causes of free speech and freedom of the press. Peter Greste One of Australia’s most respected and experienced foreign correspondents, a…



Independent review report: underwhelmed by first effort, need to do better next time

27th April 2018

The independent report on Australia’s progress in implementing its first OGP National Action Plan by Daniel Stewart of Australian national University is a wake-up call to government and civil society. The report’s key messages are we didn’t do much of a job in bringing the citizenry into a dialogue about open government reform; none of…


Open Government Week

9th April 2018

The Open Government Partnership is organising a global Open Government Week from May 7-11 to raise interest in open government and encourage government and civil society to come together to listen to each other’s ideas, discuss solutions, and commit to taking action. “The week will feature all things #opengov and include panel discussions, Facebook chats,…



OGP Global Summit 2018

10th January 2018

Georgia, co-chair of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), will host the 5th OGP Global Summit in Tbilisi on July 17-19, 2018. The OGP 2018 Global Summit will focus on civic engagement, fighting against corruption, and public service delivery. The objectives of the Summit are to promote peer learning, inspire OGP reformers to raise the level…

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