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News and notes

Event: OGP National Action Plan Development Webinar

24th February 2016 – News

OGP Webinar: “2016 OGP National Action Plan Development.” Sponsored by the OGP Support Unit and the World Bank Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m (US) EST (That’s 2am creeping into Wednesday March 2 in Sydney) Language: English REGISTER for this webinar: HERE Description: Over the course of the next months, over 50 governments will engage,…

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Network draws attention to low key start to national consultation and gaps in policy framework

5th February 2016 – News

The Steering Committee has written to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet commenting on the government’s low key launch of this important initiative and what it sees as gaps and weaknesses in the framework for development of the national action plan, and in supporting material published by the department to date. Submission from Dr…

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2nd February 2016 – News

Welcome to the new website for the Australian Open Government Partnership Network. I’m Luke, one of the team from the OpenAustralia Foundation who have been working on this site for the network. We built this website to help civil society create ambitious Open Government Partnership (OGN) National Action Plan commitments that address some of the…

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Australian Open Government Partnership Foundation Meeting

25th January 2016 – News

The meeting of interested parties in Sydney on 11 December 2015 resolved to establish the Australian Open Government Partnership Network. Those attending in person or via telephone conference (not all for the entire meeting) were David Solomon and Tim Smith (Accountability Roundtable), Greg Thompson and Alan Wolfe (Transparency International Australia), Katherine Szuminska (OpenAustralia Foundation), Avaro…

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The Prime Minister’s letter reconfirms Australia’s commitment to OGP

28th November 2015 – News

On 24 November 2015 Prime Minister Turnbull wrote to the Open Government Partnership that Australia  was recommitting to membership and would complete joining requirements by July 2016. The Australian Government had been invited to join the OGP along with founding members in September 2011. In May 2013 the Government first notified its intention to join. The Prime Minister’s announcement…

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