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  1. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Commission on Poverty unveiled with call for concrete action

    Posted Nov 10th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... and far-reaching policies are required if Hong Kong wants to battle poverty, members of the reinstated Commission on Poverty say. "The government needs to look further and wider, deal with the root ... doesn't need another financial report on how to use money just to minimise the effects of poverty," he said. The commission has four officials and 18 members from social welfare, business, ...

  2. C.Y. Leung to revive commission against poverty

    Posted Jun 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lilly Zhang and Tony Cheung Chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying vowed yesterday to revive the anti-poverty commission as soon as he takes over, in a move to demonstrate that easing ... a lunch with 100 underprivileged people at a seafood restaurant in Sham Shui Po. The committee 'will advise on the establishment and responsibility of the Commission on Poverty within ...

  3. Commission for Poverty advocates fund for needy children

    Posted May 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... LAI YING-KIT Updated at 6.54pm: A fund for children from poor families should be able to address local needs, the Commission on Poverty suggested on Thursday. Members of the commission ... Polytechnic University in tackling inter-generational poverty. The Commission on Poverty was set up by former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa in 2005, and headed by Financial Secretary Henry Tang ...

  4. Commission on Poverty seeks more support for children

    Posted Oct 10th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... REGINA LEUNG Updated at 6.38pm: The Task Force on Children and Youth under the Commission on Poverty said on Tuesday it wants to strengthen existing support services for child development in Hong Kong. It said this included a new proposal to set up a child development fund. The taskforce was set up by the government and held its first meeting in February 2005. Its aim is to reduce ...

  5. In need

    Posted May 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Should the Commission on Poverty be disbanded after its final report next month, or should it be given an extra two years to follow through on proposed measures, as members have suggested? Write to us. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Poverty Commission set to define poverty line

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... COMMISSION TO DEFINE POVERTY LINE A recognised poverty line for Hong Kong should emerge after the Commission on Poverty's inaugural meeting today, a member of the body said. "It's ... tackling the poverty line, the first meeting is expected to cover the basic ground rules with "nothing new, but all necessary", Fisher said. He hoped the commission would be able to make ...

  7. Comment - Letters

    Commission can fight poverty with long-term strategy

    Posted Aug 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Comprehensive policy needed to tackle poverty effectively Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying has decided to revive the Commission on Poverty which was scrapped in 2007. I completely agree with Oxfam Hong Kong, which has suggested that the commission should have a poverty line defined and rethink poverty reduction targets, as these are realistic ways to help the needy. Up till now, ...

  8. Poverty commission urges help for jobless

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung, Klaudia Lee

    ... shop' for job seekers and better co-ordination on existing services. The Commission on Poverty also suggested relaxing the asset limit for elderly people applying for welfare and setting up ... the children's development fund would be able to help youngsters with needs in a more focused way. Tik Chi-yuen, chairman of the commission's ad hoc group on the elderly in poverty, said ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Defining how much one needs is next step in poverty issue

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... between the government and various NGOs and grassroots groups, said Commission on Poverty member Stephen Fisher, former director of the welfare department and current director-general of Oxfam ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Commission will have tough job of deciding which standard caters best to the city's needs Open to debate: figuring out just how poor is poor Hong ...

  10. Poverty panel seeks more time to see ideas through

    Posted May 07th 2007, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... suggested. The Commission on Poverty is to be disbanded after it submits a final report to the government next month. The commission, one of Tung Chee-hwa's final initiatives before he stepped down as chief executive in early 2005, comprises 18 members drawn from different sectors, and five policy secretaries. It aims to improve policy co-ordination on poverty issues. Commission ...




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