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Initial Wrap-Up: Public workshop on establishing Australia's first Open Government Multistakeholder Forum

Interim Working Group
19th May 2017

The Open Government Interim Working Group held a public workshop on Wednesday, 17 May, on how Australia's first Open Government Multistakeholder Forum should be appointed, structured and run. Discussions at the workshop generated ideas and options in response to the questions posed in the Interim Working Group’s proposal on how the Multistakeholder Forum might work.

Initial notes from the workshop, prepared by facilitator Shreya Basu, Regional Civil Society Coordinator (Asia Pacific) for the Open Government Partnership Support Unit, are available below.

28 participants attended the workshop. Livestreams of the opening and closing sessions (viewable from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet's Periscope channel) were viewed by over 200 people.

The outcomes of the workshop were considered by the Interim Working Group, along with four other submissions it received (available below - submissions have now closed), at its meeting the next day. Once available, minutes from the Interim Working Group meeting will be published on this website.

The Interim Working Group is currently finalising its recommendations to government on how the Multistakeholder Forum should work. Government will then finalise the Multistakeholder Forum terms of reference and administer a process to appoint members to the Forum. We expect this process to be completed by the end of June 2017.