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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 representatives:

  • 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.

Have your say on Australia’s first Open Government Multistakeholder Forum

Submissions to this process have now closed.

Open government is the idea – simple and transformative – that governments should be transparent, accountable, and engaging.

Government decision-making should be open to scrutiny, because governments work better when that happens. And because better decisions are made when everyone can contribute, governments should invite and facilitate citizen participation, and open up their troves of useful data for public use.