Submission: Commonwealth Contracting

17 August 2017

TI Australia is a member of both the Open Government Partnership Network and Publish What You Pay. We endorse the submissions to the Review made by each organisation.

TI Australia shares the concern expressed by the limited engagement with Civil Society in the process of fulfilment of the Commitment in Australia’s first OGP National Action Plan to review the Australian Government’s compliance with the OCDS (Commitment 4.3).

TI Australia believes that a closer engagement with Civil Society would have strengthened the review and advance Australia’s commitment to Open Contracting. TI Australia notes that this commitment in the OCP National Action Plan is a fulfilment of a support for the OCDS expressed by the Australian Government at the UK Anti-Corruption Summit in May 2016.