Update on Australia’s Third Open Government Partnership National Action Plan

Update on Australia’s Third Open Government Partnership National Action Plan

Public Data
Monday, 13 July 2020

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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As Open Government Partnership Australia (OGPAU) starts the next round of consultation to develop its Third Open Government National Action Plan (NAP3), the Open Government Forum is pleased to release a report on the public engagement received so far.

The Create Phase Report details the engagement and consultation activities undertaken between November 2019 and February 2020, collating the wide-ranging ideas gathered from the public. This phase in the development of Australia’s NAP3 was informed by:

  • eight workshops held in metropolitan and regional centres across Australia;
  • 210 survey submissions; and
  • participation in the NAP3 online engagement space by 120 members of the public.

OGPAU has now moved into the 'drafting and deliberation phase' and is seeking comments from stakeholders and community members on a suite of proposed concepts via the Consultation Space. Public comments will be reviewed by seven working groups which have been convened across government and civil society to develop draft commitments for NAP3.

Draft commitments will be considered by the Open Government Forum for inclusion in the draft NAP3 which is scheduled to be published on the OGP website in September 2020 for further public comment.

OGP is an international initiative focusing on making governments more open and transparent and improving decision-making processes. Since its launch in 2011, over 70 countries have committed to the initiative, with Australia joining in 2015 and delivering two National Action Plans to-date.

For more information and regular updates on NAP3, OGP encourages people to sign up to the OGPAU mailing list and regular updates are also published on the OGPAU website.