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National Integrity Forum, Canberra 15 April

16th March 2019 – Uncategorised

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

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Open Gov Week

8th March 2019 – News

From the (international) OGP. Australian Eastern Daylight Time in bold Open Gov Week is just days away! We’d like to invite you to join us for OGP webinars happening throughout the week. Be sure to check out for a complete list of events happening around the world and online. Tuesday, March 12 What is…

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Data Sharing Legislation – March 2019 roundtable invitations – Office of the National Data Commissioner

2nd March 2019 – Uncategorised

This March, the Office of the National Data Commissioner (the Office) is hosting another series of roundtable discussions on the Data Sharing legislation to show how their thinking has evolved based on your feedback and to hear your views. To register, please select the city and date you are available to attend: 12th of March – Adelaide…

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‘Good government’ coming soon?

30th January 2019 – Points of View

Four years ago then Prime Minister Tony Abbott told the nation “good government starts today” but that turned out badly, hopes rose with the arrival of Malcolm Turnbull in November that year but didn’t amount to much, and the words so far are yet to pass Scott Morrison’s  lips. So how do we rate? On…

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TI Corruption Perception Index 2018-Australia on the slippery slide

30th January 2019 – News, Uncategorised

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…

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OGP Global Summit May 2019

21st January 2019 – Uncategorised

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…

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Tanzania clamps down on OGP Steering Committee member

19th December 2018 – Uncategorised

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…

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Government rates performance on open government highly

18th December 2018 – Uncategorised

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…

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National Integrity Commission

13th December 2018 – Uncategorised

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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National Integrity Commission-where does the government stand?

26th November 2018 – Uncategorised

Throughout the consultations on the OGP since December 2015, those participating have put a national integrity commission high on the list of open government reforms.The government in adopting commitments in the first and second plan committed to “consider and assess all options for strengthening the national anti-corruption framework’ but nothing concrete or specific. Independent MP…

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