Open Government Forum Meeting – 19 October 2017
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.
An agenda and papers for the meeting are available below. Minutes will be published after the meeting.
Midterm Self-Assessment Report for Australia’s first Open Government National Action Plan 2016-18
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) . The MSA Report assesses the development of Australia's first Open Government National Action Plan 2016-18 and implementation, so far, of its commitments. It concluded that Australia is making steady progress on meeting its Open Government Commitments, with only three of fifteen commitments...
Australia’s first Midterm Self-Assessment Report: Have your say by 17 September, 2017
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.
Australia’s first Midterm Self-Assessment Report will reflect on the process used to develop Australia’s first Open Government National Action Plan 2016-18 and the progress made in the subsequent eight months towards implementing our Open Government...
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...