Open Government Partnership – Australia
Submission from the Accountability Round Table to the Interim Working Group
This is a full reproduction of a submission received from the Accountability Round Table on 4 September 2016.
On Saturday, the AGM of the Accountability Round Table Ltd took place. (for details re the ART - https://www.accountabilityrt.org/about/) . It will not surprise you to know that the topic of the Australian OGP Action Plan was an agenda item. Among other things, the selection of the civil society members of the IWG was discussed and strongly supported.
Announcing the members of the Interim Working Group for Australia’s OGP National Action Plan
The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet is pleased to announce the members of the Interim Working Group for Australia’s Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Action Plan. The Group is comprised of six government and six non-government members, keeping with the collaborative spirit of the OGP.
The civil society representatives were selected from an extremely competitive field, reflecting the deep level of ongoing public engagement with Australia’s process to join the OGP...
Submissions for the Interim Working Group are now closed
Stakeholder expressions of interest to join the Interim Working Group for Australia’s National Action Plan have now closed, with approximately 40 submissions received.
We are extremely pleased with the quality of the submissions, the diversity of applicants and the extensive experience they offer.
The large number of submissions reflects the ongoing interest and public engagement with Australia’s process to join the Open Government Partnership. Regardless of who is selected for...
Third Inter-Departmental Committee meeting
On Friday 19 August, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet convened the third meeting of the Inter-Departmental Committee (IDC) on the Open Government Partnership.
The meeting provided members an update on Australia’s progress to join the Open Government Partnership, outlined the establishment of an Interim Working Group to co-draft Australia’s first National Action Plan, and asked agencies to provide views on the list of proposed commitments received through earlier...
Interim Working Group for Australia’s National Action Plan – Expressions of Interest
The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) is calling for stakeholder expressions of interest to join an Interim Working Group to help co-draft Australia’s National Action Plan for the Open Government Partnership (OGP).
The Interim Working Group will build upon the civil society consultations conducted from December 2015 to April 2016. Proposed commitments submitted by stakeholders can be accessed here.
The Interim Working Group will consider and prioritise...