Open Government Partnership – Australia

Second Inter-Departmental Committee meeting

6th April 2016

On Tuesday 5 April, the Government convened a second interdepartmental committee (IDC) meeting on the Open Government Partnership. The meeting covered the public submissions received to date, discussed attendance at the public workshop to be held on Monday 11 April, and talked more broadly about the Open Government Partnership process going forward, and how agencies will be involved.

In attendance were:

  • Attorney-General’s Department
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity
  • Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • Australian Public Service Commission
  • Department of Education and Training
  • Department of Employment
  • Department of Finance
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Immigration and Border Protection
  • Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
  • Department of the Environment
  • Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Digital Transformation Office
  • National Archives of Australia
  • Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Also discussed at the meeting were a range of potential commitments that the Agencies have come up with either in response to submissions received, or from their own research and analysis.

The outlines of these are below, and they will be open for discussion at the public workshop.

  • Centralised Annual Report discovery portal
  • Create a Digital Marketplace
  • Create, manage and preserve information digitally
  • Enable and encourage more data-driven digital report publishing
  • Future-proofing open data infrastructure
  • Grants.gov.au redevelopment
  • ICT Project dashboard
  • Redesign the open data request process
  • Scoping a public consultation platform
  • Scoping an e-Tabling system
  • Transforming high volume services

In addition, we are releasing a draft of the document to contain the commitments once decided on.  The majority of the text is from the wiki and other submissions, and has been kept deliberately concise and easy to read, in line with other countries National Action Plans.  It is available for download at National Action Plan DRAFT v5 - For Release

We have also posted the text onto the wiki at http://ogpau.wikispaces.com/Draft+text+of+the+National+Action+Plan+-+5+April+2016 for your comments and feedback prior to the meeting on Monday.

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