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PM urged to take advantage of extra time to complete National Action Plan

17th May 2016 – News

Australian Network Steering Committee Chair, Dr David Solomon today wrote to the Prime Minister urging him to notify the Co-chairs of the Open Government Partnership that Australia will take extra time to complete and submit its first National Action Plan due to be submitted by 1 July. The election campaign and the associated caretaker role…

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OGP role in anti-corruption and sustainable development

11th May 2016 – Uncategorised

Australian Open Government Partnership Steering Committee member Phil Newman, CEO of Transparency International Australia, is in London for this week’s Anti-Corruption Summit. Minister for Justice Michael Keenan is also there to announce a number of initiatives. Sanjay Pradhan the new OGP Support Unit CEO will address the Summit tomorrow and stress the vital role OGP…

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OGP acts to sideline Azerbaijan after threats to civil society

5th May 2016 – News, Uncategorised

From Paul Maassen, OGP Support Unit. [And congratulations to Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist from Azerbaijan, chosen to receive the 2016 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize.] Cape Town, South Africa, May 4, 2016 – The Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership today resolved that Azerbaijan will be regretfully designated as inactive in OGP,…

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Civil Society members of OGP Steering Committee

28th April 2016 – Uncategorised

Australia has a lot of catching up to do with the OGP international community but somewhere down the track, one of our own might be a contender!! From Paul Maassen Director, Civil Society Engagement  Open Government Partnership Support Unit based in Brussels: (Details of the selection process here) We’re delighted to announce the names of…

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Make plans for Paris in December

28th April 2016 – Uncategorised

The OGP Global Summit 2016 will take place in Paris on December 7, 8 and 9, with the Civil Society Day on the 7th. In announcing the event, the Minister of State for State Reform and Simplification said I am pleased to launch this year’s Open Government Partnership World Summit, and thereby to promote, via…

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Canberra workshop the next step in developing National Action Plan

9th April 2016 – Uncategorised

Suggestions from outside government of commitments for inclusion in the plan closed on 31 March. Those who made a suggestion on the government Wiki have been invited to a workshop in Canberra on Monday 11 April. With no government funding or other assistance to get to Canberra participation has proved difficult for many but late…

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Melbourne and Sydney briefings-OGP: the International Stage

6th April 2016 – Uncategorised

The Network has organised briefings in Melbourne and Sydney next week, taking advantage of the visit by Shreya Basu, the Singapore based OGP Regional Civil Society Coordinator who will be attending the Australian National Action Plan Workshop in Canberra on 11 April. Places are strictly limited because of the venues so please be quick if…

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OGP developments on the big stage

20th March 2016 – Uncategorised

Civil Society members of the OGP Steering Committee in a recent planning session agreed to push for a revision of the guidelines for civil society consultation, with the idea to raise the bar from “consultation” to “co-creation” in order to synergize meaningful civil society engagement in the OGP process; supported the creation of a new…

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Australia’s National Action Plan-need your help before next Wednesday

17th March 2016 – Uncategorised

I’m encouraging you and your organisation to share information about your contribution or your thinking about priority issues that should be flagged as we head towards PM&C’s close off date for suggestions at the end of March. There may be a hive of activity out there as Amelia Loye the consultant working with PM&C on…

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Listen up: Tips from the OGP Support Unit on developing a national action plan

13th March 2016 – Uncategorised

The Webinar on 1 March on the National Action Plan process organised by the OGP Support Unit and the World Bank  is now available as an audio (go to bottom right corner to play) together with the slides used by the two presenters Abhinav Bahl and Shreya Basu. The Webinar was live from 2 am…

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