Open Gov Week AU Webinar

11 May @ 11:00am – 12:00pm

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A conversation with supporters of Australia’s Open Government Partnership.

To celebrate global Open Gov Week 2018 we’re 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:

View the OGP Independent Mid-term Report

Damian Carmichael from the Department of Industry’s Australian Public Service will update us on their experience so far with 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.

During the Q&A you can get involved in the conversation by:

1. Posting questions on the chatroom in the webinar

2. Messaging on Twitter @opengovau. Please include the hashtag #OpenGovWeek to contribute to the conversation.

3. Email questions to

Webinar details will be sent via separate email after registration.

We look forward to you tuning in and joining the global conversation.