Open Government Partnership – Australia

1.3 - Extractive industries transparency

Overall status:

This commitment will advance the OGP values of access to information and public accountability by:

  • providing timely, reliable, publicly available and independently verified data on the extractives industries’ contribution to the Australian economy;

  • encouraging EITI adoption in resource-rich countries and support a level playing field for Australian companies seeking to invest in those markets;

  • demonstrating Australia’s commitment to global transparency, anti-corruption and tackling tax avoidance; consistent with current domestic and international trends; and

  • supporting the extractive industries’ social licence to operate, demonstrating its commitment to transparent and accountable operations.

Current status

  • A Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) was established on 23 November 2016 to oversee the EITI process in Australia. The MSG is a requirement of the EITI Standard.

  • The MSG is developing the detailed work plan that will underpin Australia’s EITI candidacy application.


Department of Industry, Innovation and Science


Other stakeholders

Government: Department of Industry, Innovation and Science; Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australian Taxation Office, Treasury, State and Territory Governments

Non-Government: Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) with 21 voting members representing governments, the extractive industry and civil society organisations

Steps to implementation

Implementation Step Status

Establishment of the MSG. (Nov 2016)


MSG to prepare Australia’s initial EITI Work Plan and candidacy application. (Nov 2016 - Nov 2017)


Australia to apply for EITI Candidate Country status. (Late 2017)

Not yet commenced

Australia to publish first EITI report. (18 months after obtaining EITI Candidate Country Status)

Not yet commenced
Last updated: 24/07/2017

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