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  • Member Since 2015
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Current Action Plan

2018-2020

Action Plan 2

  • Number of Commitments: 8
  • Policy Area Focus: Strengthening National Integrity, Transparency of Political Donations, Engaging States and Territories

Australia is currently implementing 8 commitments from their 2018-2020 action plan.

This action plan features commitments related to anti-corruption, public services, citizen engagement, and engaging states and territories in open government.


Point of Contact

John Reid First Assistant Secretary, Government Division, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet John.Reid@pmc.gov.au

Commitments

  1. Strengthen Anti-Corruption Framework

    AU0016, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  2. Political Donation Transparency

    AU0017, 2018, Political Integrity

  3. Data Sharing

    AU0018, 2018, Digital Governance

  4. Improve Public Service Practice

    AU0019, 2018, Public Service Delivery

  5. Access to Information

    AU0020, 2018, Right to Information

  6. Enhance Public Engagement Skills in the Public Service

    AU0021, 2018, Capacity Building

  7. Independent Review of the Australian Public Service

    AU0022, 2018, Capacity Building

  8. Expand Open Contracting

    AU0023, 2018, Anti-Corruption

  9. Whiste-Blower Protections

    AU0001, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  10. Beneficial Ownership Transparency

    AU0002, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  11. Extractive Industries Transparency

    AU0003, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  12. Combating Corporate Crime

    AU0004, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  13. Data Innovation

    AU0005, 2016, Fiscal Openness

  14. Public Trust in Data Sharing

    AU0006, 2016, Civic Space

  15. Digitization of Government Services

    AU0007, 2016, Public Service Delivery

  16. Information Management and Access Laws

    AU0008, 2016, Public Participation

  17. Freedom of Information

    AU0009, 2016, Right to Information

  18. Access to Government Data

    AU0010, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  19. Electoral System and Political Parties

    AU0011, 2016, Political Integrity

  20. National Integrity Framework

    AU0012, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  21. Open Contracting

    AU0013, 2016, Anti-Corruption

  22. OGP NAP

    AU0014, 2016, Public Participation

  23. Public Participation

    AU0015, 2016, Public Service Delivery


Resources

  1. Australia – Steven Kennedy – November 2016

    2016, Letter, Web page

  2. Australia Action Plan 2018-2020

    2018, Action Plan, Web page

  3. Australia End-of-Term Report 2016-2018

    2020, IRM Report, Web page

  4. Australia End-of-Term Report 2016-2018 – For Public Comment

    2020, Report Comments, Web page

  5. Australia End-of-Term Self-Assessment 2016-2018

    2019, Self Assessment, Web page

  6. Australia Letter of Intent to Join OGP

    2015, Letter, Web page

  7. Australia Mid-Term Report 2016-2018

    2018, IRM Report, Web page

  8. Australia Mid-Term Report 2016-2018 – For Public Comment

    2018, Report Comments, Web page

  9. Australia Mid-Term Self-Assessment 2016-2018

    2017, Self Assessment, Web page

  10. Australia National Action Plan 2016-2018

    2016, Action Plan, Web page

  11. Australia Response Policy Report – August 2017

    2017, Letter, Web page

  12. OGP Letter to Australia Regarding Late Action Plan: November 2016

    2017, Letter, Web page

  13. Seeking Synergy: OGP & EITI

    2019, Research Product, Web page


Current Data

The data below is updated periodically, most often after large numbers of new action plans and IRM reports.

Commitment Performance

The following variables answer the question “Did this commitment open government?“, and focus on how government practices have changed as a result of the commitment’s implementation.

Key

No IRM data

Pending IRM Review

Major
Outstanding
Starred Commitments
Action Plan 1
4
0
0
Action Plan 2

Global

Most per action plan
4
7

Regional

Most per action plan
2
3

How to Get More Starred Commitments

Starred commitments in OGP are one of the ways the IRM designates promising reforms. The graph below shows where the major areas for improvement in action plan design and implementation should take place based on past action plans.

Key

Stars (Global average 7%)

Focus on implementation

Focus on design

Pending IRM review

No IRM data

Focus on design

Focus on objectives and impact (ambition/potential impact)

Focus on relevance to open government

Focus on verifiability

Action Plan 2

Public Participation

This table shows: 1) the level of public influence during the development and implementation of OGP action plans, 2) whether consultations were open to any member of the public or only to those invited; and 3) whether a forum existed that met regularly.

Key

Participation was closed

Participation was open to any interested party

No IRM data

Forum

Pending IRM review

Definitions

Collaborate: Iterative dialogue and public helped set agenda

 

Involve: Government gave feedback on public inputs

 

Consult: Public gave input

 

Inform: Government provided public with information on plan

Collaborate
Involve
Consult
Inform
No Consultation

Development

Action Plan 1
Action Plan 2
Collaborate
Involve
Consult
Inform
No Consultation

Implementation

Action Plan 1
Action Plan 2

OGP Global Report Data

The data below is drawn from the 2019 OGP Global Report. You can view and learn more about the report here.

Selected Dimensions of Open Government

This section captures how each OGP member can play a leadership role, based on IRM-based findings and third-party scores. This list does not cover all of open government and OGP members are not required to take any action.

Action implications

These are recommendations on the role that each OGP member might play in each policy area. The recommendations are derived from a combination of the IRM-based findings and third-party scores.

IRM-based findings

Reflect the performance of commitments in a particular policy area, as assessed by the IRM.

 

(NC) No Commitments
(CA) Commitment(s) in the policy area.
(IR) IRM-Reviewed: At least one IRM-assessed commitment.
(C) Was Complete: At least one commitment was substantially or fully completed.
(A) Was Ambitious: At least one commitment with moderate or transformative potential impact.
(ER) Showed Early Results: At least one commitment opened government in a “Major” or “Outstanding” way.

Third-party scores

Reflect “real-world” performance, i.e., performance outside of the OGP framework. Scores are comprised of various indicators collected by respected organizations.

Anti-Corruption

Action Implications
Implement for Results
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Civic Space

Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Open Policy Making

Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Access to Information

Action Implications
New Initiative
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

Fiscal Openness

Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
Consider Action
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)
Action Implications
IRM-Based Findings
NC
CA
IR
C
A
ER
3rd-Party Score (0-4)

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