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 the Interim Working Group, we look forward to continuing to work with all interested parties as we co-draft Australia’s first National Action Plan. We are endeavouring to notify applicants of the outcome of their submission over the coming days. PM&C is also engaging with key agencies to finalise the government members of the Interim Working Group. As always, any enquiries can be submitted to this blog or to OGP@pmc.gov.au.