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The Australian Government has made changes to functions overseen by the Attorney-General's Department and Department of Home Affairs. These changes involve the transfers of:

  • identity and biometrics functions into the Attorney-General's Department
  • protective security policy and government and major event security functions to the Department of Home Affairs.

Australia’s Open Government Partnership

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Public consultation has been extended until Sunday 17 September. Have your say online via the Open Government Partnership consultation.

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is a multilateral initiative that aims to secure commitments from governments to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.

The OGP agenda extends to a variety of issues. These include:

  • digital transformation
  • the use of artificial intelligence
  • promoting disclosure of interests and conflicts
  • freedom of information
  • public ethics
  • anti-corruption
  • service delivery
  • budgetary efficiency
  • public safety
  • corporate accountability.

As an OGP member, Australia is required to produce a national action plan that sets out commitments that the government will deliver within a 2- or 4-year timeframe.

Australia has been a member of the OGP since 2015 and has released 2 National Action Plans to date.

Each national action plan is reviewed by an Independent Reporting Mechanism (IRM) which is guided by the Steering Committee of the Open Government Partnership. The IRM provides independent, evidence-based, and objective reporting to hold OGP members accountable and support their open government efforts. You can learn more about the IRM on the Open Government Partnership website.

The Australian Government is working with civil society to develop a Third National Action Plan (NAP3), which will capture an ambitious plan for open government, transparency and accountability.

Get involved

Phase 1: Public consultation has been extended until Sunday 17 September. Have your say online via the Open Government Partnership consultation. You can contact the OGP Secretariat via if you need assistance with your submission.

The Open Government Forum is accepting input and comments to help co-create the Third National Action Plan.

The Open Government Forum is holding 2 formal public consultation surveys to inform the development of NAP3. This will be done in 2 phases:

Phase 1: mid-late August 2023

  • The Co-Creation process
  • Working group themes:
    1. Public participation and engagement
    2. Government and corporate sector integrity
    3. Strengthening democratic processes.

Phase 2: October 2023

  • The draft Third National Action Plan

Keep an eye on the Attorney-General’s Department Consultations page and our LinkedIn to find out more about how you can contribute to public consultation.

In this section

Open Government Forum

Learn more about Australia’s multi-stakeholder forum, including governance, meeting agendas, minutes and future meetings.


Third National Action Plan

Learn more about how to participate in developing Australia’s Third National Action Plan, including Australia’s Co-Creation Process and consultation.


Contact details

Attorney-General's Department
3­­–5 National Circuit BARTON ACT 2600