This comprehensive blueprint looks at Australia’s whole framework of integrity institutions and shows us how we can act to make our system better.
Public access to official information, and open and transparent government more generally, are vital for preventing corruption from taking hold – and for uncovering it when it does. Corruption thrives where the community and the media do not have access to official information about how government is functioning.
TI Australia is concerned that the current (April 2018) prospective priority themes and commitments for the OGP NAP2 does not adequately meet the OGP commitment to promote transparency, empower citizens, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to strengthen governance.
We endorse the submissions to the Review made by the Open Government Partnership Network and Publish What You Pay.
The Australia Government needs to ensure that the massive sums involved in public procurement are not vulnerable to corruption. It can do this by guaranteeing procurement information is accessible and that procurement processes are clearly specified and followed.
We want to ensure Australia maintains important reforms aimed at ensuring effective citizen access to official information.