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  1. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Set target for poverty relief, say Labour Party lawmakers

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Government's refusal to lay out plan to reduce number defeats purpose of defining an income level in the first place, Labour Party claims Set target for poverty relief, lawmakers say Labour Party lawmakers want the government to set a target of halving the number of people who are living in poverty within four years. A summit last weekend set ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Court's landmark benefits ruling could cost taxpayers an extra HK$197m a year

    Posted Apr 04th 2014, 04:02am by Stuart Lau

    ... is based on Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung's first estimate of migrant applicant numbers since the top court's landmark ruling in favour of new immigrants ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Judge orders shelter for pregnant asylum seeker living on streets

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 04:47am by Christy Choi

    ... rough at the asylum seeker protest camp set up last month outside the department's office in Wan Chai. "ISS have not paid the rent since last November," said Cosmo Beatson, ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Expansion of nursing services under fire

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 04:33am by Olga Wong

    ... "The non-governmental organisations will be using public resources to expand their services," Dr Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung of the Labour Party, who is a social worker, said yesterday. ... Cheung's concern was shared by other panel members, who also questioned if the city had enough qualified workers to provide the additional care services. In September, the Labour and Welfare Bureau ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    330 welfare claims from recent immigrants after court's CSSA ruling

    Posted Dec 21st 2013, 05:04am by Tony Cheung

    ... that it is unconstitutional to withhold it from them, the Labour and Welfare Bureau revealed at a Legislative Council meeting yesterday. The number of daily applications from recent immigrants since the ruling has ... few days- before processing them. In response to concerns from lawmakers about the figures, Annie Tam Kam-lan, permanent secretary for labour and welfare, promised to "keep a careful ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Elderly allowance bypasses filibuster

    Posted Dec 08th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... on whether the entire budget can be voted down, since the opposition camp objects to the means test. At yesterday's meeting, the government withdrew its allowance funding request and proceeded ... that request by a vote of 24 to 3. Three Liberals abstained. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said approval for those posts already meant eligible residents could receive ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Pension scheme within three years, says Matthew Cheung

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Pension scheme within three years, says Cheung The government should be able to come up with a clear direction for retirement protection within three years but standard working hours would be more complicated, the labour and welfare chief said yesterday. Calling the two issues "the tough nuts" in welfare administration, Matthew ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Fresh aid for the needy to be put to the test, Matthew Cheung says

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... the Community Care Fund, the secretary for labour and welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung said. The efforts reflected an open attitude adopted by the government in introducing innovative measures on social ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Confiscated milk powder to be given to the poor

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... to emergency food-bank networks across the city. "We believe it won't be a small amount," said Labour and Welfare Secretary Matthew Cheung Kin-chung, although there were no figures ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Plan to reduce wait for care homes: send Hong Kong's elderly to Guangdong

    Posted Jun 27th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... charities, said the labour and welfare chief. The move, still on the drawing board, is another step in the direction of "portable welfare", added Matthew Cheung Kin-chung. With waiting ...




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