In its Year 1 Report on Australia's first Open Government National Action Plan 2016-18, the Independent Reporting Mechanism has found that: ‘The Australian government made substantial progress in completing several commitments in areas such as combatting corporate crime and steps to improve the discoverability of government data. To increase the ambition of commitments, future action plan development could involve a wider range of interests, and include further steps to enhance awareness and support of open government initiatives within government and in the community generally.’
Independent Reporting Mechanism
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.