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Outcomes from the Open Government Forum Meeting of 7 December 2017

The Open Government Forum met on Thursday 7 December 2017 via teleconference. The meeting focused on the discussion of ideas for prospective themes and the establishment of Communities of Interest around specialised subject areas  as Australia looks to develop its next National Action Plan. Forum members also further discussed its role in promoting and raising awareness of the OGP .

Outcomes from the Open Government Forum Meeting of 19 October 2017

The Open Government Forum met on Thursday 19 October 2017 in Canberra. The meeting focussed on the workplan for the development of Australia’s next National Action Plan 2018-20, with discussion revolving around the process of identifying prospective themes and commitments, and continuing efforts to raise awareness of the OGP. Government Forum members also provided updates on each of the current Open Government commitments.

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.

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 members:

  • Ms Fiona McLeod SC, President, Law Council of Australia (Co-Chair)

  • Mr James Christian PSM, CEO, NSW Aboriginal Land Council

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.