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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Social enterprises offer chance to beat poverty

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Commission on Poverty held its last meeting yesterday and, as of the end of the month, the body will be no more. The government has insisted that the dissolution of the commission ... the right things. Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen made poverty reduction a key plank of his election platform, in which he said 'the widening wealth gap is a critical social problem ...

  6. Poor excuse

    Posted May 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... With just 16 per cent of cleaners and security guards covered by the 'wage protection movement', and the Commission on Poverty due to be disbanded soon, what should be done to help the less well-off? Write to us. ...

  7. Profits squeeze expected to hamper job creation

    Posted Aug 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... pressure will be huge,' the National Development and Reform Commission said in its twice-yearly report, posted on its website yesterday. The government says 4.13 million university graduates ... of the year, and 2.36 million laid-off workers found jobs. The government hopes to create 9 million jobs this year. The commission said 6 million migrant workers had found jobs in the cities since ...

  8. Enterprise plan to cut dole queue

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... C. K. Lau Poverty commission inspired by similar project for disabled The Commission on Poverty will encourage development of 'social enterprises' to create jobs for welfare ... professionals managers. But it also tried to employ as many former mental patients as possible to fulfil its mission. The Commission on Poverty is understood to be encouraged by the fact that some ...

  9. Ruling on workers' commissions takes effect

    Posted Jul 14th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam An amendment to the Employment Ordinance requiring that workers' commission payments be included in the calculation of sick leave and holiday pay took effect yesterday. ... The city's two biggest property agencies, Centaline and Midland Holdings, which employ more than 6,000 agents whose earnings are made mostly from commissions, said they had no plan to require staff ...

  10. We must not tolerate this level of poverty

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... handouts and measures to alleviate poverty, we need to do more to help bring people up. Based on 24 indicators, the figures from the financial secretary's office put the number of people ... but using different criteria, they have previously shown poverty to be substantially worse. Whatever the real level, it is obvious that far too many people can't keep up with our economic ...




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