Australia’s Open Government Partnership commitment submissions close 31 March 2016

Australia’s Open Government Partnership commitment submissions close 31 March 2016

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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Department of the Prime Minister

A reminder that submissions are open until 31 March 2016 to help shape the Open Government Partnership National Action Plan.

In late 2015, Australia committed to joining the Open GovAernment Partnership (OGP), a multilateral organisation of nearly 70 member countries worldwide. The OGP is a voluntary initiative that aims to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.

In order to finalise its membership, Australia is now developing its first National Action Plan (NAP) for submission to the OGP. The NAP will reflect the principles of open government, demonstrating how Australia will strive for better management of public resources and improved delivery of public services through technological innovation and citizen participation.

The NAP will include 5-15 specific and measurable actions for delivering open government outcomes over the next two years. Since November 2015, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet have involved civil society and public stakeholders in the development of NAP commitments.

So far, over 60 actions have been suggested via online submissions and other engagement activities.  Submissions are open to anyone who would like to make suggestions to be considered for the NAP, or provide feedback about existing ideas available on the live wiki until 31 March 2016.

A workshop will be held with stakeholders to shape some of these suggestions into actionable commitments in mid-April 2016.

How you can contribute

Participate in the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #ogpau.