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  1. Subsidy ruled out for poorly paid disabled

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The government will not subsidise disabled workers who do not receive the full statutory minimum wage as a result of a productivity assessment. Deputy Commissioner for Labour Alan Wong Kwok-lun said this as lawmakers continued scrutinising the minimum wage bill yesterday. Unionist legislator Lee Cheuk-yan said he was worried that people with a disability would ...

  2. Government to license homes for disabled

    Posted Apr 13th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The government plans to regulate care homes for people with disabilities by requiring them to be licensed. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung told legislators yesterday the government would table an ordinance within the next few months to call for a licensing of all such care homes. Under the proposal, a care home will only be issued a licence ...

  3. Disabled decry polling facilities

    Posted Aug 27th 2008, 12:00am by Peter So

    ... Peter So Disabled activists staged a protest yesterday to call for all polling stations to be made accessible to the disabled. They said the lack of access had put disabled people off voting. They asked how the disabled could vote for lawmakers who would speak up for them if they could not get to polling stations. A spokesman for the group, Voting Barrier-Free Alliance, said ...

  4. More polling stations to cater for disabled

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam More than 70 per cent of polling stations for the Legislative Council election in September will be equipped to cater for disabled voters, the minister for constitutional affairs said. Speaking in Legco yesterday, Stephen Lam Sui-lung said the Registration and Electoral Office was making every effort to identify venues suitable for use by disabled people as polling ...

  5. Legco renews call over cheaper fares for disabled

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Lawmakers expressed disappointment yesterday at the government's continuing failure to offer transport discounts to people with disabilities. This came as the Legislative Council passed for a sixth time a motion urging the government to offer half-price fares to disabled commuters. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said the government ...

  6. Indecision over fares for disabled sparks outrage

    Posted Oct 10th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The government has been criticised for failing to authorise fare concessions for the disabled, with the equal opportunities watchdog, welfare groups and lawmakers all expressing disappointment about the indecision. An official told a Legislative Council transport subcommittee meeting the government was still considering subsidising fares for disabled people. Mary ...

  7. Help the disabled afford their fares, government urged

    Posted Jun 30th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun The government and public transport operators were urged yesterday to share the responsibility to cover the fare discount for the disabled. In the Legislative Council's subcommittee to study the transport fare concession scheme for the disabled, lawmakers said public transport operators were responsible to help disadvantaged people, and the government insisted ...

  8. Legco plea to help disabled school leavers find places to live

    Posted May 20th 2006, 12:00am by Nora Tong

    ... Nora Tong Frustrated parents and legislators lashed out at the government for its failure to provide enough government-subvented accommodation for disabled school leavers. At a Legco subcommittee meeting yesterday, parent representatives and lawmakers demanded to know how the government would cater for the accommodation needs of disabled adults after they finished their schooling. ...

  9. Legislator wants help for disabled students

    Posted Apr 24th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A legislator has called for affirmative action to help students with special needs get university places. At a Legislative Council subcommittee meeting yesterday, Democrat Cheung Man-kwong (pictured), who represents the education sector, suggested that st ...

  10. Who said it?

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... We hope to put up a hard fight in court Lam Kwok-cheong on the Heung Yee Kuk's plan to challenge the government crackdown against illegal structures This is completely unfair. I urge the government to release my parents The daughter of disabled activist Ni Yulan (above) after her parents were sentenced to jail The heavy human and economic costs of the crisis underscore the importance ...




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