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  1. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Give more elderly Hongkongers social security benefits to reduce poverty: study

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by VICTORIA ANN DUTHIE

    ... Victoria Ann Duthie victoria.duthie@scmp.com To reduce poverty among older people, new research suggests the most effective approach would be letting more into the existing system Expand ... But it would lower the poverty rate for Hong Kong's elderly to 19 per cent by 2041 from the current 23 per cent, said Professor Chou Kee-lee. Chou, head of the institute's Department of Asian ...

  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. 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 ...

  4. Poverty Commission report just vague suggestions, members say

    Posted May 29th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Poverty Commission members have criticised the commission's final report- which had been expected to give a blueprint for how Hong Kong reduces poverty in future. They say ... for the government to reduce poverty, listed in the commission's final report: Consider conducting studies to reflect strength of community networks Adopt integrated approach in delivery of training ...

  5. More time sought for poverty commission

    Posted May 15th 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Legislators yesterday passed a motion urging the government not to disband the Commission on Poverty at the end of next month. They said the government had not accepted most of the commission's suggestions, making it necessary for the body to continue its work on alleviating poverty. The appeal came after government officials yesterday rejected a call by lawmakers to alleviate ...

  6. Members upset over poverty commission

    Posted Jul 17th 2006, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... Sherry Lee Grass-roots representatives say they are finding it hard to use the Commission on Poverty as a platform to help the poor. Ho Hei-wah, director of the Society for Community ... alarming figures and there wouldn't have been a need for the establishment of the poverty commission.' Both Mr Fung and Mr Ho complained about the lack of discussion and attempts to form ...

  7. Disbanding of Poverty Commission slammed

    Posted Jun 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Wealth gap still growing, says concern group The government has been slammed for disbanding the Poverty Commission before it had taken action to narrow the widening wealth gap. 'The government is not determined to help the poor or to solve poverty problems at all. What the commission has done is nothing but talking about big direction, and now the commission, which ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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