Open Government Partnership – Australia
Are we opening up government? Have your say!
All countries which have signed up to the Open Government Partnership (OGP) are required to engage in the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) process. The IRM produces annual independent progress reports that assess the development and implementation of the OGP national action plan and progress in fulfilling open government principles.
Daniel Stewart – a senior lecturer from the ANU College of Law - has been appointed as the IRM researcher for Australia. Mr Stewart is interested in...
Outcomes from Australia's First Open Government Forum Meeting of 28 July 2017
Australia's first Open Government Forum convened for its inaugural meeting on Friday 28 July 2017.
Newly appointed Forum members – from both government and civil society – had the opportunity to introduce themselves and discuss a range of matters including the development of the next National Action Plan and opportunities to continue raising awareness about open government.
Highlights of the agenda included a retrospective on the OGP Australia experience to date, and a working...
First Meeting of Australia's Open Government Forum
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
Civil society representatives:
Ms Fiona McLeod SC, President, Law Council of Australia (Co-Chair)
Mr James Christian PSM, CEO, NSW Aboriginal Land Council
The Hon. Dr Ken Coghill, Deputy Chair and...
Have your say on the development of uniform metrics on the use of FOI laws in Australia
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. Australian Information Commissioners and Ombudsmen, within the remit of each of their jurisdictions and led by NSW, have agreed on six proposed ‘Metrics on Public Use of Freedom of Information Access Rights’ that can be viewed here. The metrics will enable the...
Outcomes from the Inter-Departmental Committee Meeting of 5 July 2017
The Inter-Departmental Committee met on Wednesday 5 July 2017 to discuss recent developments including the new guidance for agencies delivering Australia’s Open Government National Action Plan commitments, the establishment of the Open Government Forum and the new OGP Australia website. The Department of Industry also provided a comprehensive update on its work to develop a government-wide framework to improve public participation and engagement.
Minutes of the meeting are attached....