Australia End-of-Term Report 2016-2018 – For Public Comment
In 2020, the Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) published the End-of-Term Report for Australia’s first action plan (2016-2018). The report covers the full action plan implementation period of July 2016 to June 2018.
In Australia, the IRM researcher Daniel Stewart’s findings are summarized below:
“The Australian government has made significant progress on implementing the commitments in its first national action plan. Implementation led to major changes in practice in policy areas such as combating corporate crime, improving the accessibility of government-held information, and enhancing public participation in decision making. However, the majority of commitments had generally marginal or no discernible effect on opening up government, often correlating with limited completion.”
The version of the report for public comment is available below. The public comment period closed 30 March 2020.