Open Government and Right To Know

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Talk given at the Office of the Australian Information Commisioner (OAIC) Information Contact Officer Network (ICON) meeting http://www.oaic.gov.au/about-us/working-with-others/information-contact-officer-network/icon-meeting-friday-6-december-2013

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Open Government and Right To Know

  1. 1. Open Government and Right to Know OAIC Information Contact Officer Network Matthew Landauer Director & Founder OpenAustralia Foundation www.oaf.org.au
  2. 2. OpenAustralia Planning Alerts Election Leaflets Right To Know
  3. 3. A SUGGESTION • Include the text of the decision letters directly in the email and please avoid sending PDFs • If the document requested originally was in an electronic form then send that. Please don’t print it out, scan it and send the PDF of that.
  4. 4. AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT WEB GUIDE http://webguide.gov.au/ “PDF does not yet have approved Sufficient Techniques to claim WCAG 2.0 conformance, so it cannot be ‘relied upon’ in the provision of government information. At least one other format must be provided with all PDF documents.”
  5. 5. • Cohort 1 Countries - Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, the Philippines, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States • Cohort 2 Countries - Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Italy, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Slovak Republic, Spain, South Korea, Sweden, Tanzania, Turkey, Ukraine and Uruguay • Cohort 3 Countries - Argentina, Costa Rica, Finland, Ghana, Hungary, Liberia and Panama • Cohort 4 Countries - Australia, Ireland, Malawi, Mongolia, New Zealand, Sierra Leone, Serbia, and Trinidad and Tobago • See more at: http://www.opengovpartnership.org/how-it-works/dates-and-deadlines
  6. 6. Civil Society Day - Regional discussion Asia
  7. 7. • Open Contracting • Transparency and Healthcare • Safeguarding Civic Space • Fiscal Openness • Extractive Industries Transparency • • Transparency of Political Finance • Tax Transparency • Whistleblower Protection • Aid Transparency • Opening Parliaments • Company Ownership Transparency • Privacy and Mass Surveillance Open Data • Legislative Openness • Land Transparency
  8. 8. Opening Parliaments - Strengthening Democracy
  9. 9. Government Open and Shut: Transparency, Privacy and Mass Surveillance
  10. 10. AUSTRALIA • 18 August 2011 - US Secretary of State invites Australia to join in a letter to the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade* • 22 May 2013 - Australian Government announces its intention to join • October 2013 - Responsibility for OGP moves from AG to Finance (not official) • By 31 December 2013 - Australia to send official letter of intent to join * https://www.righttoknow.org.au/request/the_open_government_partnership
  11. 11. ACTION PLAN
  12. 12. PARTNERSHIP
  13. 13. CO-CREATION
  14. 14. INDEPENDENT REVIEW MECHANISM
  15. 15. PHOTO & VIDEO CREDITS • Katherine • UK Szuminska Cabinet Office • Open Government Partnership
  16. 16. QUESTIONS PLEASE! (if we have time)

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