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Essential reading from the Paris Summit

22nd December 2016 – Uncategorised

With thanks to Paul Maassen Director, Civil Society Engagement Open Government Partnership Support Unit. For more on Civil Society Morning Civil Society Morning fireside chat: Sanjay Pradhan, Manish Bapna, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi, Annette Young Civil Society Morning opening remarks by Paul Maassen   For more on the OGP Summit Paris Declaration. To contribute to the collective actions,…

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Australia’s OGP Action Plan

16th December 2016 – Information, News

Australia’s first Open Government Partnership National Action Plan was published on 8 December. The  plan sets out 15 commitments to reform on a wide range of open government measures to be implemented or substantially implemented by July 2018. The Network Steering Committee welcomes the completion of of the plan, particularly the breadth and scope of…

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Australia’s Open Government commitments- at a glance

9th December 2016 – Uncategorised

The National Action Plan is no easy read. But those 64 pages that some might struggle with contain 15 strong statements of intent. The breadth and scope is commendable: “Taken together these actions will advance transparency, accountability, public participation and technological innovation over the next two years.” The way also has been left open for…

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Minister for Finance at OGP Summit Paris 8 December

9th December 2016 – Uncategorised

“The OGP summit involves 3000 representatives from 70 countries. Transparency and anti-corruption, climate action and sustainable development, digital commons and civic tech, access to information, open parliament, open government at the subnational level, francophonie, implementation of open government…: More than 300 panels, workshops, pitches, will drive the announcement of new commitments, the launch of collective…

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Australia’s National Action Plan-Done and Dusted

8th December 2016 – News

Australia’s first Open Government Partnership National Action Plan was released yesterday. In a Media Statement, Minister for Finance Senator Cormann said The Plan’s 15 commitments will help strengthen our democracy and deliver a more agile, innovative and collaborative nation. We will: deliver better protections for whistle blowers in the tax and corporate sectors, work with…

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Transparency International Australia:Opportunities to improve the Plan

29th November 2016 – Points of View, Uncategorised

Phil Newman on Linked In Chief Executive Officer at Transparency International Australia It is important for all stakeholders to understand that the first Australian Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Action Plan (NAP) is not an end in itself. It is the very first step in an ongoing process towards open government in Australia. Open Government…

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Accountability Roundtable: Vital Reforms needed in National Action Plan

29th November 2016 – Points of View

MEDIA RELEASE Open Govt Partnership at risk of failure: ART          29 Nov 2016 The Accountability Round Table today made a last ditch call on the Federal Government to commit to vital reform to Australia’s plan for the international Open Government Partnership. Chair of ART, Tim Smith QC said ‘Prime Minister Turnbull is to be congratulated…

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Australian Press Council: OGP Plan must be credible, meaningful, effective

29th November 2016 – Points of View

Australian Press Council MEDIA RELEASE | 29 November 2016 National Action Plan for open government must face up to growing problems The Australian Press Council is calling on the Turnbull government to address seriously its obligations to the multilateral Open Government Partnership (OGP) and ensure that Australia takes all needed steps to promote openness, transparency…

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Public Participation-What you had to say

23rd November 2016 – News

Further in the series- Issues raised in Submissions on Draft National Action Plan Commitment 5.2 Enhance public participation in government decision-making   People want government to commit to lifting its game- more participatory democracy. From the PM&C round up: Angus King    Switched on Solar!   Yes. Daniel Marsh    Sociometry (consultancy)     Should be amended to clarify the…

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Permanent Partnership Arrangements-What you had to say

23rd November 2016 – Uncategorised

Further in the series- Issues raised in Submissions on Draft National Action Plan 5.1 Permanent dialogue mechanism Plenty of suggested improvements to spread awareness and around the concept of a multi-stakeholder forum-and other ideas. From the PM&C round up: Jack Mahoney    OGP Support Unit     Milestone 2 – is the timeframe the period of functioning…

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