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  1. Purchasing 12 priority conservation sites would cost government $20b

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... PAGGIE LEUNG Updated at 12.01pm: The government would need to spend $20 billion if it was to buy out the 12 priority sites under the latest nature conservation policy, an official said ... their anger against the environmental minister when the officials briefed Heung Yee-kuk members on the new conservation scheme. The villagers said the scheme infringed their property rights and would ...

  2. NT villagers protest government's conservation policy

    Posted Dec 01st 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... PAGGIE LEUNG Updated at 5.38pm: More than 100 New Territories villagers on Wednesday demonstrated against the government's new nature conservation policy- warning the plan would harm ... policy. Last month, the government identified 12 ecologically valuable private lands for conservation. The new policy will allow developments on the least sensitive parts of the sites under two ...

  3. After row, Australia may seek changes to extradition treaty

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Michael

    ... with Australia. No date has been set for the negotiations but it is understood the clause covering ministerial discretion is a key one on the agenda. Senate opposition leader John Faulkner said ...

  4. Australia and NZ call for amendment

    Posted Jul 04th 2003, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... They say the new legislation is a threat to Hong Kong's civil liberties and status International pressure on the Hong Kong government to water down the proposed national security law continues to grow after Australia and New Zealand yesterday called for further amendments to ease public concern. The two countries issued separate statements warning that Hong Kong's freedoms ...

  5. Liberals should widen support

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the article, Mr Tien seems to suggest that a pro-business party will lose out in a direct election. How do we explain that Australia has been run by the Liberals for the last six years? If the Liberals can rule Australia, why cannot the Liberals in Hong Kong rule Hong Kong? Have we not also taken into account the merits of the Conservatives, who transformed the UK from a sleepy welfare state ...

  6. Reject kuk's call for country park enclaves compensation

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The war cry by the Heung Yee Kuk for more compensation for conservation of country park enclaves must be shot down at once. The zonal compensation for resumption of agricultural land ... applications for land grants in the enclaves under the small house policy, while the department and the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department try to implement the 'enclave ...

  7. Ada Wong tipped as culture minister

    Posted May 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... learned. The new culture bureau is to take over the duty of heritage conservation from the Development Bureau. Urban designers worry the change may defeat the current efficient mechanism ... conservation was passed from the Home Affairs Bureau to the Development Bureau when the latter was formed in 2007. The change was meant to tackle public anger at the demolition of historic structures, ...

  8. Rule on flat sales does not flout free speech

    Posted May 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... been more wary. The approach in Australia is quite different. Unlike the US, Canada and Hong Kong, Australia has no constitutional bill of rights. Despite this, the High Court of Australia has ... not only can free expression in politics and commerce be largely equated, but unless you protect the latter, the former will be placed in danger. The experience in Australia shows this is not true. ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    CY Leung lays out problems but lacks substance on solutions

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... with Beijing, poverty, housing and conservation. Some problems have been put into perspective. For instance, Leung rightly pointed out that the tension arising from mainland travellers does not mean we ...

  10. Talking points

    Posted Jul 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Chile, New Zealand, US, Peru, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Australia. The multilateral trade agreement was launched in 2011 as part of a US strategy to expand into fast-growing markets ... Minister Julia Gillard (pictured) meets Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Darwin during the 2nd Annual Indonesia-Australia Leaders Meeting, amid an impasse about how to stop hundreds ...




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