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This report provides an assessment of Australia’s progress towards fulfilling the promise of our Open Government commitments, and in particular, in meeting the OGP Participation & Co-creation Standards.
The objective of the audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet’s management of the Australian government’s Register of Lobbyists. It suggests that improvements could be made to communications, compliance management and evaluation for the code and the...
The Future Fund was established in May 2006 to strengthen the Commonwealth’s long‑term financial position by making provision for unfunded superannuation liabilities of Commonwealth employees that will become payable during a period when an ageing population is likely to place significant pressure on the Commonwealth’s...
After years of 'open government' reforms being closed down - or shelved - the Turnbull Government is due to release a National Action Plan to coincide with an international summit on open government this week.
The plan is required for membership of the global...
This National Action Plan sets out the initial steps the federal government will take in pursuit of the aim to improve and build confidence in Australian institutions and strengthen our democracy, by upholding the principles in the Open Government Declaration to:
• promote transparency,...
How wonderful, you might think, that the Australian government is in furious agreement with its independent infrastructure advisory body on how to tackle the country’s present and looming infrastructure challenges.
Of Infrastructure Australia’s 78 recommendations in its Infrastructure Plan, the federal government opposes only...
Drawing on his experience as the former editor in chief of South Africa’s Mail & Guardian and Chief Content Officer at India’s Hindustan Times , and now head of media at Human Rights Watch in New York, Nic Dawes writes an eloquent open letter to...
In December 2013 the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) agreed to a more streamlined council system that focused on its immediate priorities and reduced bureaucracy and unnecessary red tape.
The council system aligns with the Commonwealth’s commitment to respect state sovereignty and allow them...
Video of Australia’s first Open Government National Action Plan - public information session, held in Canberra on 7 November 2016.
In this podcast, Helen Owens, the principal advisor on public data policy and strategy at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, talks about the Open Government Partnership - enhancing transparency in policy decision making.