Australia is now in the early stages of developing its third National Action Plan 2020-22 (NAP3). National Action Plans are jointly developed by Government and Civil Society to help make Governments more transparent, accountable and publicly engaged.
During November and December 2019, the Open Government Forum (the Forum) sought feedback on the types of things people are interested in, or concerned about in the open government space. This was largely done through the Open Government Discovery Questionnaire, which was hosted on the OGPAU website from 11 November 2019 to 15 December 2019.
Feedback from the questionnaire is being used to identify potential key themes and sub-themes for NAP3. The Forum will then consider all the themes that were raised and which ones to focus on in the next stage of the engagement process. NAP3 is due by 31 August and will cover the period until August 2022. An overview of the process and the key reporting milestones is provided below. You can find further details of the NAP3 development methodology in the papers and minutes of recently held Forum meetings.
There are multiple opportunities for you to get involved and have your say, including:
Open Government National Action Plan
More public Workshops and online engagement are planned throughout May 2020. If you are interested in more ways to increase participation, transparency and accountability in Government – we encourage you to get involved!