Development of Australia’s second Open Government National Action Plan

Development of Australia’s second Open Government National Action Plan

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Thursday, 08 February 2018

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Australian Government (logo): Open Government Partnership Australia

The Open Government Partnership is a multinational project that brings together governments and communities to:

  • promote transparency
  • empower citizens
  • fight corruption, and
  • harness new technology to strengthen governance.

Australia’s first Open Government National Action Plan 2016-18 was released in December 2016, and contains 15 ambitious commitments.

Australia’s next Open Government National Action Plan will cover the period 2018-2020. And we’re after your ideas!

There are many ways to have your say:

Development of Australia’s Next National Action Plan - Early-mid February: Raising Awareness: Promoting the Open Government Partnership and the process to develop the next Plan - Mid-February to late March: Developing Ideas: Seeking prospective themes and commitments for the next Plan. We’ll hold online and face-to-face consultations across the country. -	Early April to mid-July: Drafting Commitments: Further developing commitments into a draft Plan. We’ll hold online consultations and a face-to-face workshop. - Mid-July to late August: Finalising the Plan: Settling and submitting the Plan.

  • In the first phase, we want to hear your ideas about prospective themes and commitments for the next Plan:
    • From 19 February-30 March, you can have your say online by submitting and discussing ideas at our website.
    •  And you can register to attend a face-to-face consultation:
  •  In the second phase, we’ll be releasing a full draft Plan for comment. After a period of online consultation from 25 June-8 July, we’ll be holding a one-day workshop in Canberra on 11 July to finalise recommendations to government.

We look forward to hearing your ideas and comments about how we can make government even more transparent, accountable and engaging!