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Open Government – never more needed

April 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

After many years of discussion, Australia will soon have a federal anti-corruption commission. In a nation generally seen as one of the less corrupt, and more transparent and democratic countries in the world, what other opportunities and challenges for reform exist? What lessons can we learn from backsliding in other countries? How can we safeguard our democratic freedoms?

Join this panel of domestic and international leaders as we consider these issues, in light Australia’s development of its next action plan for open government.

Lyn Allison, Accountability Round Table Chair, will be the moderator and our panellists are:
Sanjay Pradhan, Chief Executive Officer, Open Government Partnership
Simon Newnham, Government Co-Chair, Australian Open Government Forum; Deputy Secretary, Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department
Kate Auty, Civil Society Co-Chair, Australian Open Government Forum; Chair, Euroa Environment Group

We continue discussions and refreshments in the foyer and conclude at 8 pm

The event is organised by Accountability Round Table, Transparency International Australia and Open Government Partnership.

When: 18 April 5.30 pm – 8.00 pm,
Where: Drill Hall, 26 Therry Street, Melbourne Vic 3000
Cost: Free

Please register here


April 18
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Ken Coghill


Drill Hall, 26 Therry Street, Melbourne