Open Government Partnership – Australia
Inter-Departmental Committee Meeting of 5 July 2017
On Wednesday 5 July, the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet is bringing together government agencies delivering commitments under Australia’s first Open Government National Action Plan to discuss progress and next steps.
Much has happened in this time: most notably, the release of the Plan itself. This meeting will provide an opportunity to discuss key developments, such as the new guidance for agencies delivering Open Government commitments that was agreed to by the...
Join Australia's first Open Government Forum
UPDATE - 13 July 2017: Open Government Forum civil society members have been appointed. The Open Government selection panel’s letter of recommendation to government and the ‘Open Statement on the Appointment of Civil Society Members of the Open Government Forum Australia’ is available here
Nominations are now being sought from individuals to fill up to eight civil society positions on Australia's first Open Government Forum.
The Open Government Forum will:monitor...
Outcomes from Interim Working Group Meeting of 18 May 2017
The Open Government Interim Working Group met on Thursday, 18 May, 2017. The Group considered feedback from recents public consultations and made recommendations relating to the operation of Australia's first Open Government Multistakeholder Forum. Government will now consider the recommendations and administer a process to appoint members to the Forum. We expect this process to be completed by the end of June 2017.
Minutes of the meeting, and the resulting recommendations, are...
Proposed national freedom of information metrics
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 the community's use of freedom of information laws.
While the Australian Government and states and territories collect data and produce statistics about applications to access government information, the data isn’t uniform across jurisdictions. This makes it difficult to compare and analyse how information access rights...
Initial Wrap-Up: Public workshop on establishing Australia's first Open Government Multistakeholder Forum
The Open Government Interim Working Group held a public workshop on Wednesday, 17 May, on how Australia's first Open Government Multistakeholder Forum should be appointed, structured and run. Discussions at the workshop generated ideas and options in response to the questions posed in the Interim Working Group’s proposal on how the Multistakeholder Forum might work.
Initial notes from the workshop, prepared by facilitator Shreya Basu, Regional Civil Society Coordinator (Asia Pacific)...