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  1. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Elderly allowance bypasses filibuster

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... filibuster About 290,000 elderly residents in need may receive a new monthly allowance of HK$2,200 from April after the administration executed what critics said was a carefully devised tactic in Legco that cut short a filibuster. The government's manoeuvre last night ended the Finance Committee's discussion, totalling 29 hours across seven meetings since October, on a planned ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Fresh aid for the needy to be put to the test, Matthew Cheung says

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Trial schemes are lined up for autumn after welfare funding clears filibuster hurdle Fresh aid for the needy to be put to the test The coming autumn ... with filibustering on the budget in the Legislative Council, but things are now on track. Cheung and his aides are preparing to roll out pilot schemes that he said were important in testing the feasibility ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Welfare minister broke deadlock over funding for new old age allowance

    Posted Dec 09th 2012, 12:00am by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung

    ... lawmaker "Long Hair" Leung Kwok-hung to continue filibustering the proposal. On television yesterday, Leung apologised to those elderly people who would not pass a means test to qualify for the allowance. He said he had not decided whether to try a filibuster during scrutiny of the budget. ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Elderly in march for universal pension

    Posted Nov 19th 2012, 12:00am by Johnny Tam, JOLIE HO

    ... work with Legco to pass the bill as soon as possible. On Friday, lawmakers filibustered for more than five hours in the Finance Committee to block approval of the living allowance. ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Relatives' cash for elderly to be treated as assets in allowance plan

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... by filibustering lawmakers who opposed the means test. But the government, in a manoeuvre of its funding request last month, pushed the plan forward.   ...



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