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  1. 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 ...

  2. Call to revive poverty commission rejected

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee The labour and welfare minister has declined to re-establish the commission on poverty, even though legislators passed a motion urging the government to do so. The motion, moved by legislator Frederick Fung Kin-kee, urged the government to come up with more comprehensive policies on poverty alleviation by re-establishing the commission, which was disbanded ...

  3. Commission sought to tackle poverty

    Posted Mar 09th 2004, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez A minimum wage and old-age pension are essential, say academics and NGOs A high-level commission is needed to map out long-term policies to end poverty, academics and NGOs yesterday told legislators who passed a motion supporting their call. Mak Kim-ho, of Oxfam Hong Kong, said: 'A poverty commission does not mean we are going to redistribute wealth. We need ...

  4. Tang keeps silent on poverty body's future

    Posted May 04th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... Audrey Parwani Speculation is mounting over whether the Commission on Poverty will be disbanded under the next government, but chairman Henry Tang Ying-yen stopped short of confirming ... and recommended the way forward. The paper recommends that the newly announced bureau oversee poverty alleviation issues that are currently tackled by the commission. But Mr Tang avoided confirming ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Anti-poverty group may survive if members want it to, says head

    Posted May 31st 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee The secretary of the soon-to-be-disbanded Poverty Commission says it could survive as a 'similar body' if there were strong enough calls from members at their final ... stance and was trying to 'test the water'. The commission, set up two years ago to seek ways to alleviate poverty, is due to be disbanded at the end of June. Some members have ...

  7. Government accused of backtracking over rights commission

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... with the bureau for four years, is expected to move to the post of secretary to the commission on poverty under a reshuffle tipped soon. Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor ... Ravina Shamdasani and Arthur Fang The government was accused by legislators yesterday of backtracking on the establishment of an independent human rights commission for Hong Kong. ...

  8. Poverty panel full of hot air: lawmakers

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The Poverty Commission is a talk shop that lacks goals and is withholding figures about the number of poor people in Hong Kong, lawmakers said yesterday. The criticism came ... he was worried the commission 'is nothing more than a talk shop'. 'So many families are suffering every day while the commission slowly does its research on poverty.' he ...

  9. Assurance on poverty fight as chief talks business

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun, Colleen Lee

    ... Commission. Mr Tang, who heads the commission, was speaking yesterday as the chief executive rallied support for the development of social enterprises- an approach to poverty alleviation he put ... Wrapping up the last meeting of the commission, Mr Tang would not yield to a request for the creation of a high-level body to take forward initiatives to address poverty. The move was proposed ...

  10. Poverty panel full of hot air, pair say

    Posted Feb 16th 2006, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui The Poverty Commission is a talk shop that lacks goals and is withholding figures about the number of poor people in Hong Kong, lawmakers said yesterday. The criticism came during a debate on a motion calling on the government to act on recommendations from a Legislative Council subcommittee on combating poverty. The motion was passed Financial Secretary Henry Tang ...




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