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  1. Tsang snubs NGOs' invitation to third debate

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Klaudia Lee

    ... coming from non-governmental organisations representing disadvantaged groups. Yesterday five NGOs, representing women, children, the elderly and the visually impaired, became participating ... requirements, which go beyond the legal requirements. So aside from being disappointed, I also just don't understand.' Representatives of several of the participating NGOs have also said ...

  2. Youth hostel plan starts

    Posted Oct 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Chris Lau The government will help NGOs to provide hostels for single youths, Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen said in his policy address. The idea aims to help working-age young people to move away from home as they set out on their own. In his address, Tsang said the government welcomed proposals by NGOs about building youth hostels on land allocated ...

  3. Burying trust in Tamar

    Posted Apr 13th 2006, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... in Hong Kong. The first is trust. Why is there a lack of it? I spoke briefly with Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen recently, and asked if he would meet NGOs to discuss planning ... governance'. He will tolerate no opposition. Those NGOs that are not with him are considered to be against him, and are branded 'anti-government'. Third, the substance of the project ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Nov 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Mr Tsang will pay an overnight visit to Guangzhou. Social workers plan strike About 1,000 social workers employed by NGOs will stage a one-day strike on November 28 to press for a review of welfare funding policy. The head of their union said they were pressing for the scrapping of the system of funding NGOs with lump-sum grants. A Social Welfare Department spokesman said ...

  5. Public consultation needs to enter the 21st century

    Posted Jul 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... not people represented by traditional NGOs, nor well known. They were a loose, amorphous coalition of younger people, capable of rapid consensus and action through the internet. Their voice ... to gain experience at the local level. Its suggestion that more resources be given to NGOs so that they can research issues more thoroughly is to be commended, though this raises concerns ...

  6. Knotty issues

    Posted Mar 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 4 per cent, though it is unlikely to reach: 3% Welfare policy and resources will be reviewed, though lump-sum grants to NGOs will stay Education spending will not be cut and small-class teaching ...

  7. Leong offers needy a chance to take part

    Posted Mar 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... pan-democratic Election Committee members and NGOs. Executive councillor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung praised the event as a rare opportunity for people such as the blind, the young, the old and the poor to take part in a debate about government policies, although he acknowledged Mr Leong did not have time to answer questions in detail. NGOs representing the disadvantaged had 20 minutes to ask ...

  8. The $64,000 question

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by Christine Loh

    ... Kong's most prominent welfare and arts NGOs had refused to disclose the salaries of their chief executives. The reason for asking was because those NGOs receive substantial government subventions ... for the public to expect to know? This is the question that should have been put to them, and the others who refused to disclose, after the initial lack of an answer. The NGOs would then have had ...

  9. Spirit of giving stronger than ever

    Posted Jan 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... success. 'Most of the beneficiaries aren't big names that can organise fundraisers every year,' Lam said. 'Smaller NGOs that might not have the track record to receive ...

  10. Off with your jackets and on with some real action

    Posted Jul 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yam-kuen mentioned 2010 as the time frame for improvement in air quality. Hong Kong residents want action now. While the administration and legislature procrastinate, it appears only NGOs ... are not prepared to do anything other than talk, then a substantial portion of the $14 billion budget surplus should be allocated to those NGOs at the forefront of the environmental battle. While Legco ...




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