Open Government Partnership – Australia
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...
OGP Update - 3 August
The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) will be seeking to further engage with the public, civil society organisations and other interest groups over the course of August and September to finalise the Australian Government’s 2016 National Action Plan (NAP) to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) by the end of October 2016.
Building on the consultations and work that took place in the first half of 2016, we are eager to continue working together to settle a set of...
Results of the co-creation workshop and ongoing engagement
Last Monday, 11th April 2016, we held the co-creation workshop for Australia's first National Action Plan (NAP) for Open Government. Stakeholders from civil society and Government came together in Canberra to discuss suggest actions, prioritise them and draft commitment templates. It was momentous day. Our agenda was ambitious and the results excellent. We were productive because of the goodwill and hard work of those in the room.
I've had really positive feedback about the workshop...