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Preparing for the future: Queensland 2020

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Abstract:

By applying a futures approach to ageing of the population, Queensland has the opportunity to plan for changing aspirations of all of society - working to achieve identified preferred outcomes for society, rather than planning for problems or just for a specific target group. Queensland 2020: A State for All Ages is a project that aims to encourage whole-of-government and community debate on the structural ageing of the population and the interconnected needs of all generations. It focuses on government planning frameworks and aims to generate a transformational shift in how government, business and community organisations view the ageing of the population. To focus community debate and inform government planning, the project identified four key areas and commissioned academic stimulus papers to address these issues from an intergenerational perspective. These four areas were a futures focus; an ageing perspective; a youth perspective; and a human service planning perspective.

Keywords: Ageing (Biology); Australia; Population Policy; Social Structure

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14636680310508973

Publication date: November 26, 2003

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