Australian Information Access Commissioners and Ombudsmen have released the inaugural dashboard of metrics on public use of freedom of information (FOI) access rights.
The Open Government Forum met on Thursday 19 October 2017 in Canberra.
The Open Government Forum will meet in Canberra next Thursday 19 October, to discuss a number of issues, including its workplan and the process of developing Australia’s next Open Government National Action Plan.
On Fri 22 September, the Minister for Finance, Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann approved the Midterm Self-Assessment Report for Australia’s first Open Government National Action Plan 2016-18 (MSA Report).
All Open Government Partnership countries are required to produce yearly Self-Assessment Reports in consultation with civil society. These reports ensure accountability and track progress towards realising Open Government commitments.
All countries which have signed up to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) are required to engage in the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) process.
Australia's first Open Government Forum convened for its inaugural meeting on Friday 28 July 2017.
The first meeting of Australia’s Open Government Forum will take place on 28 July 2017. For further information please see the agenda and papers below.
Members of the Forum are listed below, including biographical details.
Open Government Forum Members
Commitment 3.2 of Australia’s first Open Government Partnership National Action Plan promotes the importance of better measuring and improving our understanding of the public’s use of rights under freedom of information laws.