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4.1 - Confidence in the electoral system and political parties

 

4.1 - Confidence in the electoral system and political parties

This commitment will enhance the integrity of, and confidence in, Australia’s electoral system.

This commitment will advance the OGP values of accountability, transparency and access to information by:

  • reducing the risk of undemocratic behaviour and conduct, which leads to the perception or reality of corrupt behaviour by politicians and political parties; and
  • increasing public confidence in Australian democracy.

Steps to implementation

Implementation Step Period Status

JSCEM inquiry and reporting.

The original timelines assumed the JSCEM would conclude its inquiries in 2017. However, the JSCEM continues to work with civil society through further public hearings, with additional reports expected to be tabled 2018. Accordingly, the shift in timeframes reflect the Parliament’s continued work on matters relating to the integrity of, and confidence in, Australia’s electoral system.

2016-2018 (further progress subject to Committee reporting) Completed

Government considers recommendations.

The shift in timeframes reflect the Parliament’s continued work  on matters relating to the integrity of, and confidence in, Australia’s electoral system (see above).

2017 - 2018 (subject to JSCEM reporting) Delayed

Parliament and other relevant stakeholders address Government decisions.

Ongoing On-track

Status updates for commitments are provided approximately every two months. With each update, agencies are encouraged to provide further and better particulars of the commitment and its steps to implementation, which may result in changes to timelines outlined in Australia’s first Open Government National Action Plan 2016-18.

Updated date: 17 April 2019