Have your say on Australia’s first Open Government National Action Plan

Have your say on Australia’s first Open Government National Action Plan

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Monday, October 31, 2016

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Australia's first open Government National Action Plan 2016-18

The Australian Government has released a draft of Australia’s first ever Open Government National Action Plan for public consultation.

The Minister for Finance, Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann, announced the launch of the public consultation today. Minister Cormann will co-ordinate implementation of the National Action Plan across government and lead Australia’s ongoing involvement with the Open Government Partnership supported by the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

This is the final round of consultation in a year-long process to develop the National Action Plan.

The Plan sets out an ambitious agenda for the next two years, focused on:

  • transparency and accountability in business
  • open data and digital transformation
  • access to government information
  • integrity in the public sector
  • public participation and engagement

The creation of a National Action Plan is part of the commitment the Australian Government made when it became a member of the Open Government Partnership.

The focus of this round of consultation is on the details of the proposed commitments in the Plan. (For example: Are there potential implementation issues? Is the level of ambition appropriate?) Consultation was undertaken earlier in 2016 to seek ideas on potential commitments for the Plan.

Public submissions close at 5pm AEDT on 18 November 2016 and can be made by emailing OGP@pmc.gov.au or by sending a hard copy to: Public Data Branch, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, PO Box 6500, Canberra ACT 2600.

Public information sessions are also being hosted by government and civil society representatives in selected cities across Australia between 3 - 7 November 2016.

For more information on the Open Government Partnership, the development of the National Action Plan and details of the public information sessions, please visit the OGP Australia blog: www.ogpau.govspace.gov.au or contact the OGP team via OGP@pmc.gov.au

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