Interim Working Group for Australia’s National Action Plan– Expressions of Interest

Interim Working Group for Australia’s National Action Plan– Expressions of Interest

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Thursday, 18 August 2016

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet is calling for stakeholder expressions of interest to join an Interim Working Group to help co-draft Australia’s first National Action Plan to the Open Government Partnership.

The Open Government Partnership is a multilateral initiative with nearly 70 member countries worldwide. The Open Government Partnership aims to secure concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance. The Australian Government agreed to seek membership to the Open Government Partnership in November 2015. Our membership will continue Australia’s long tradition of open and transparent government.  

The Interim Working Group will build upon the civil society consultations conducted from December 2015 to April 2016, and will consider and prioritise commitments for possible inclusion in Australia’s National Action Plan. The National Action Plan will be considered by the Government before its submission to the Open Government Partnership by 1 November 2016.

This will be Australia’s first National Action Plan. It is intended to provide a foundation to further engage with civil society and identify new initiatives over time that will strengthen transparency, accountability and public participation in government.

Applications are now open and will close 5pm on Wednesday, 24 August 2016.

Further information on the Interim Working Group, the EOI process and Australia’s participation in the Open Government Partnership is available on the OGP Australia blog.