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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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1101607/poverty-commission-set-define-poverty-line
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1102536/businesses-urged-join-poverty-commission
  3. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Women's Commission has become about 'cocktails and receptions', blasts Anson Chan

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Former chief secretary, who announced the commission's setting up in 2001, says it isn't tackling issues of vital importance to women Chan hits out at women's panel The Women's Commission is under fire for failing to do its duty to advance the lot of women in Hong Kong- from Anson Chan Fang On-sang, the woman who announced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570256/anson-chan-says-womens-commission-isnt-advancing-lot-hong-kong-women
  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    New tax of up to 2.5pc proposed to fund HK$3,000 a month pension for all Hongkongers

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 07:07pm by Phila Siu, Shirley Zhao and Emily Tsang

    ... Phila Siu, Shirley Zhao and Emily Tsang Official suggestion to Commission on Poverty is for a universal system with no means test Pension plan would give all over-65s HK$3,000 a month Every Hongkonger over 65- rich or poor- would get a pension of HK$3,000 a month without a means test under a scheme put forward yesterday. A long-awaited government-commissioned study said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1577784/study-recommends-monthly-hk3000-pension-tackle-elderly-poverty-crisis
  5. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Proposed HK$3,000-a-month pension 'could be cut in tough economic times'

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 12:35pm by Phila Siu

    ... the amount can be lowered," Chow told RTHK a day after he presented the findings to the government-appointed Commission on Poverty, chaired by Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor. Under ... the recommendation said. Projections show that the pension pool would collect less money than it pays out beginning in 2026, under the proposal drawn up by the government-commissioned team. But a public ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578366/proposed-hk3000-monthly-pension-could-be-lowered-tough-economic-times
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Tiny toilets to get bigger as residents complain of elbow room when spending a penny

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 05:32pm

    ... Carol Cheung carol.cheung@scmp.com Bathrooms with barely any elbow space will extend by 30 per cent under a government proposal to bring some relief to residents on a public housing estate in Tuen Mun, lawmakers have heard. Works on the Po Tin Estate bath ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1405457/bigger-bathrooms-help-tuen-mun-residents-breathe-more-easily
  7. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Poverty line set too low for people living alone: Oxfam

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 06:46pm by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Call to review minimum wage after study finds basic cost of living for one-member households is double the estimate of official poverty line Above the poverty line, still in poverty The government has drawn its poverty line for adults living alone at just half their actual cost of living, a leading charity says. Oxfam Hong Kong calculated the basic monthly ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1534810/oxfam-calls-minimum-wage-be-raised-hk35-hour
  8. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    For older workers seeking stability, a small pension is better than nothing

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:00am by Phila Siu

    ... in a government-commissioned study led by University of Hong Kong academic Professor Nelson Chow Wing-sun. "Of course it is not enough. But it's better than nothing," she said. "If I really get ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1578672/older-workers-seeking-stability-small-pension-better-nothing
  9. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Fighting poverty needs 'more than money'

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... was part of the Community Care Fund's first steering committee in 2010 and is currently a member of the Commission on Poverty's subgroup on the fund. Think tank chairman Donald Li ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Fighting poverty needs 'more than money' Hong Kong businesses should play a bigger role in the fight against poverty, and that doesn't ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1252229/fighting-poverty-needs-more-money
  10. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Should it be illegal to call someone 'locust'? Protection for mainlanders dominates law debate

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Amy Nip

    ... took centre stage as the Equal Opportunities Commission opened its public consultation on the issue. Although the review covers a broad range of topics- disability, the gender pay gap ... are not protected against "racial" discrimination, but the commission has suggested expanding the definition. The suggestion has raised speculation that using insulting words ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570269/it-discrimination-say-locust-protection-mainlanders-dominates-debate

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