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, Chair Accountability Round Table will be the moderator
Our panelists 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
 [Civil society co-chair]

This event is a collaboration between Accountability Round Table, Transparency International Australia and Open Government Partnership.

Tuesday 18 April
Drill Hall, Multicultural Hub, 26 Therry Street, Melbourne, Vic 3000

5.30pm Refreshments
6pm Start
7.30-8pm Continued discussions and refreshments

Focuses for discussion:
– International context for open government
– International efforts to support democracy
– Australia’s context and open government reforms, including upcoming co-creation of the next OGP National Action Plan
– How can we better build trust in government?
– How can government build civic participation in public policy development and service delivery?
– Looking forward: How to get involved in open government reforms

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