Some facts about the federal government of Australia, related to development, sustainability, and particularly open sustainability:
- Government departments and agencies are authorised to use Creative Commons licensed. CC-by, a license with very flexible terms for reuse, is a common choice.
- The Global CCS Institute was established and continues to be funded by the federal government with a focus on knowledge sharing, to accelerate deployment of carbon capture and storage worldwide. Projects includes openCCS, a wiki-style knowledge base.
- Think tank the Grattan Institute,W was established and is funded by the federal government. It was conceived in a bipartisan manner and is intended to give nonpartisan advice. It publishes reports and promotes discussion of energy policy and sustainable cities among other issues.