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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Australia comes out of the dark to join the Open Government Partnership

Drum roll please:

 Open Government Partnership: Public consultation for the Australian Government’s National Action Plan now open

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Release date:

17th November 2015

The Australian Government has committed to joining the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a voluntary, global initiative that promotes transparency, empowers citizens, fights corruption, and harnesses new technologies to strengthen governance.

In line with this commitment a public consultation process commenced on 17 November 2015 to inform the drafting of the Australian Government’s National Action Plan as part of joining the OGP.

Members of the public are invited to contribute ideas and provide feedback on the framework for the Action Plan. The Action Plan is due to be submitted to the OGP Steering Committee by July 2016.

More information about the consultation phase and how to contribute can be found by visiting Open Government Partnership – Australia.

The OGP was founded by the governments of Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, the Philippines, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States in 2011. There are now 69 OGP member countries. The partnership is overseen by a Steering Committee that includes representatives from governments and civil society in member countries.
The Government is committed to openness as a basic principle of modern government and looks forward to your contributions to the Australian OGP National Action Plan.



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