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Establishing Australia's first Multistakeholder Forum: Three ways to have your say

Interim Working Group
1st May 2017

Submissions to this process have now closed.

Australia’s first Open Government National Action Plan, published in December 2016, contains 15 ambitious commitments to help ensure government is transparent, accountable and engaging.

But these commitments don’t amount to much if we don’t do what we say. Part of the process of driving and monitoring their implementation is to establish our first Open Government Multistakeholder Forum: a group that will allow government and the community to work closely together to make sure we realise the promise of our commitments.

Australia’s first Multistakeholder Forum will make an important contribution to ensuring that Australia delivers on its Open Government commitments in a way that meets the community’s expectations. It’ll play an important role in ensuring that our next Open Government commitments are ambitious, relevant, and focussed. And it’ll help raise awareness about open government.

Have your say on Australia's first Open Government Multistakeholder Forum

Three ways to have your say:

We've now started a discussion to decide how the Forum should be appointed, structured and run. There are three ways you can have your say:

  1. Participate in the Twitter Q&A on 4 May: If you’ve questions on the Open Government Partnership or the Multistakeholder Forum, you can also join Open Government Interim Working Group Co-Chairs Fiona Mcleod SC (President of the Law Council of Australia) and Dr Steven Kennedy PSM, (Deputy Secretary, Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet) for our live Twitter Q&A at 6-7pm AEST, Thursday 4 May. Submit questions on Twitter in the lead up, or during the hour, using #OGPchat. 
  2. Respond to the Forum Proposal by 17 May: Australia’s Open Government Interim Working Group has developed a proposal on how the Forum might work, available below in downloadable formats, and here in HTML. Respond to the questions in the proposal by leaving a comment below, or by joining the conversation on Twitter, using #OGPAU, by Wednesday 17 May. 
  3. Attend the public workshop in Melbourne on 17 May: We’ll be holding a public workshop in Melbourne from 1-5pm, Wednesday 17 May. A program is available below. Registrations to attend the workshop in person have now closed, but you can still participate by viewing the livestream of the opening panel discussion (1-2:15pm) and closing report-back session (4:15-5pm) from the @pmc_gov_au Twitter account. You can also have your say on Twitter using #OGPchat. Selected comments will appear on social screens at the venue and feed into discussions.

Together, we can set up a Forum that makes a genuine contribution to our plans to improve the quality of governance and services received by Australians.