Open government

Alternate Term Label:
Government in the sunshine
Transparency in government
Policy report

Private actors and crisis: scrutinising the National COVID-19 Commission Advisory Board

This policy brief provides an overview of the National COVID-19 Commission Advisory Board (NCC), as well as specific problems entailed by its appointment process, composition, lack of transparency and lack of legislative underpinning.
Report

Australia's third Open Government national action plan: Create Phase report

This report details the process and outcomes of the 'Create Phase' of the development of Australia’s third Open Government action plan. In particular, it contains the ‘Blended Concepts’ developed during the Create Phase of the development of the plan.
Strategy

Algorithm charter for Aotearoa New Zealand

This Charter is a commitment by government agencies to carefully manage how algorithms will be used to strike the right balance between privacy and transparency, prevent unintended bias and reflect the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Report

Corruption perceptions index 2019

The index offers an annual snapshot of the relative degree of corruption by ranking countries and territories from all over the globe. In 2012, Transparency International revised the methodology used to construct the index to allow for comparison of scores from one year to the...
Blog post

City portals: How e-government evolves into e-participation

This report provides a context the development of e-government portals by cities. City portals provide online access to a growing number of e-government services. As such they have been successful in exploiting the opportunities technology offers to make local and regional government services available over...
Guide

A guide to the right engagement

This guide is designed to assist the Australian Public Service (APS) in choosing the right engagement for the problem at hand. It is made up of two components: the Diagnostic and Catalogue.
Report

Implementation of the Digital Continuity 2020 policy

The objective of this audit was to examine the extent to which Australian Government entities have implemented the Digital Continuity 2020 policy, and how effectively the National Archives of Australia is monitoring, assisting, and encouraging entities to meet the specified targets of the policy.
Policy report

Algorithm charter

The Minister of Statistics has launched a draft Algorithm charter that commits government agencies to improving transparency and accountability in their use of algorithms over the next five years. This is a response to the recommendations from the Algorithm assessment report in 2018.
Report

Disclosure of myki travel information

This report on the investigation into the release of myki data demonstrates that deficiencies in data governance and risk management can undermine the protection of privacy, even where the project is well-intentioned.
Discussion paper

Reforming local government in South Australia: discussion paper

This discussion paper proposes reforms to local government legislation. Some of the key reforms proposed include a new conduct management framework for council members, an expanded role for council audit committees, and improvements to regulation to reduce councils’ costs.