Media Release

Open Government National Action Plan

MC 52/16

Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann
Minister for Finance
Deputy Leader of the Government in the Senate
Senator for Western Australia

31 October 2016

The Government is delivering on its commitment with consultation now open on the first Open Government National Action Plan.

In November 2015, the Government confirmed that Australia would join 69 other countries as a member of the Open Government Partnership – an international initiative that aims to secure commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.

The draft Open Government National Action Plan was developed through a consultation process that began in December 2015 and was informed by an interim working group established in August 2016.

The Government is now seeking public submissions on the draft plan with consultation open until Monday, 14 November 2016.

Interested parties can view and comment on the draft plan at the Open Government Partnership Australia blog - http://ogpau.pmc.gov.au/

The Government will consider public feedback before submitting the draft National Action Plan to the Open Government Partnership before the end of 2016.

For more information see Factsheet.

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