Principles and Elements

About this document

PrinciplesThe Blue Skies Scenario is a living vision that has been shared by people from all over Queensland.  The Principles and Elements of the Blue Skies Scenario has been made available to:

  • clarify the principles that underpin the Blue Skies vision;
  • expand on the key elements of the Blue Skies vision; and
  • offer practical actions over the next ten years to make the Blue Skies vision a reality.

While this document does not profess to be complete, it does offer a deeper exploration of the Blue Skies vision.

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Blue Skies endorses the Social Inclusion Principles for Australia.

They are:

1. Reducing disadvantage

Making sure people in need benefit from access to good health, education and other services

2. Increasing social, civil and economic participation

Helping everyone get the skills and support they need so they can work and connect with community, even during hard times

3. A greater voice, combined with greater responsibility

Governments and other organisations giving people a say in what services they need and how they work, and people taking responsibility to make the best use of the opportunities available

4. Building on individual and community strengths

Making the most of people’s strengths, including the strengths of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from other cultures

5. Building partnerships with key stakeholders

Governments, organisations and communities working together to get the best results for people in need

6. Developing tailored services

Services working together in new and flexible ways to meet each person’s different needs

7. Giving a high priority to early intervention and prevention

Heading off problems by understanding the root causes and intervening early

8. Building joined-up services and whole of government(s) solutions

Getting different parts and different levels of government to work together in new and flexible ways to get better outcomes and services for people in need

9. Using evidence and integrated data to inform policy

Finding out what programs and services work well and understanding why, so you can share good ideas, keep making improvements and put your effort into the things that work

10. Using locational approaches

Working in places where there is a lot of disadvantage, to get to people most in need and to understand how different problems are connected

11. Planning for sustainability

Doing things that will help people and communities deal better with problems in the future, as well as solving the problems they face now

Please note: For a deeper exploration of important elements from the Blue Skies Scenario, please download the full Principles and Elements of the Blue Skies Scenario document.