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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - MINIMUM WAGE

    No need to peg poverty line with minimum wage, says review commission

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Ernest Kao

    ... necessary' The commission responsible for reviewing the minimum wage will take into account the soon-to-be-announced official poverty line, but says there is no need to peg the two levels. That will mean the minimum wage, which went up from HK$28 to HK$30 in May, will not be deliberately adjusted as a way to get people out of poverty. Minimum Wage Commission chairman Jat Sew-tong said ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Poverty commission must make most vulnerable their priority

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Fisher

    ... Stephen Fisher Stephen Fisher says Hong Kong must address the structural causes of poverty, and identifies five key groups that will require particular attention from the new Commission on Poverty Burden to ease The preparatory task force for a Commission on Poverty has been working since July on the terms of reference and composition of the revived commission. Oxfam Hong Kong hopes ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PUBLIC EYE

    Poverty commission rich in irony

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Michael Chugani

    ... Michael Chugani So, you think the new poverty commission will finally rid Hong Kong of its shame- a society where tycoons blow millions on weddings while bent old women scavenge to survive? Stop dreaming. That's because Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor is heading the commission. What does a bureaucrat know about poverty? She's highly paid, lives ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Businesses urged to join poverty commission

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com Commission’s first meeting calls for more involvement but fails to draw a poverty line Business urged to join poverty commission Members of the Commission on Poverty have called for business to be more involved in its work to, as one put it, help "teach people how to fish". The view was expressed at the commission's first meeting ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Poverty commission appointees named

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 09:43pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo A tycoon, a former professional athlete and a veteran journalist are among those appointed to the reinstated Commission on Poverty, according to the list of member released by the government on Friday. The commission was reinstated to deal with the growing poverty problem in Hong Kong. Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, who will chair the commission, said ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for a Hong Kong children's commission

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Greenville Cross

    ... involved in building the proposed 3,000 youth hostel units. Although some people have dismissed such moves as mere gesture politics, Leung's plan to revive the Commission on Poverty, so ... and Britain, has, like the poverty commission, been thwarted, which is a serious blot on Hong Kong's escutcheon. After all, the convention, which is the UN's most-signed treaty, recognises ...




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