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  1. News - World - EUROPE

    Austerity will put 25m Europeans into poverty, says Oxfam

    Posted Sep 13th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Austerity will put 25m into poverty, says Oxfam Europe faces a "lost decade", with the number of people trapped in poverty across the continent set to rise ... impact of austerity on poverty levels in the UK, and extrapolating it across all 27 European Union member-states, Oxfam predicts that relative poverty, defined as the number of people living ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1308844/austerity-will-put-25m-europeans-poverty-says-oxfam
  2. Business - Economy - WEALTH

    Rich dodge US$156b tax on hidden assets, says Oxfam

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... according to Oxfam. The international aid agency says the unpaid tax is twice the sum required for every person in the world to live above the extreme poverty threshold of US$1.25 a day. Oxfam has ... services campaign, said: "It's scandalous so much money is allowed to sit untaxed. There's enough potential tax to be had on hidden private money to end extreme world poverty twice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1243769/rich-dodge-us156b-tax-hidden-assets
  3. News - Hong Kong - LABOUR

    Minimum wage has had minimum effect for working families, Oxfam says

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Oxfam report says the wage floor has failed to lift working families out of poverty, as the city gets ready for HK$2 increase to HK$30 tomorrow Minimum wage, minimum effect The minimum wage has failed to lift working families out of poverty, according to an Oxfam report. Based on figures from the Census and Statistics Department, the report said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1226170/minimum-wage-has-had-minimum-effect-working-families-oxfam-says
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Talking points

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... the government can help the city's grass-roots population. Oxfam has examined government figures for the past three years and found poverty remains a serious problem despite the introduction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1225495/talking-points
  5. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Most families wait over four years for public housing, says Oxfam

    Posted Jan 30th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Security Assistance (CSSA). Oxfam director general Stephen Fisher said: "Housing is a structural cause of poverty [in Hong Kong] due to some of our land policies." One long-term solution is to increase the supply of public housing, which could effectively reduce poverty, he said. Oxfam urged the government to study the option of providing a rental subsidy for tenants who do not receive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1138805/most-families-wait-over-four-years-public-housing-says-oxfam
  6. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Poverty Commission set to define poverty line

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... COMMISSION TO DEFINE POVERTY LINE A recognised poverty line for Hong Kong should emerge after the Commission on Poverty's inaugural meeting today, a member of the body said. "It's ... tackling the poverty line, the first meeting is expected to cover the basic ground rules with "nothing new, but all necessary", Fisher said. He hoped the commission would be able to make ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1101607/poverty-commission-set-define-poverty-line
  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Welfare for working poor depresses wages, benefits greedy employers

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp An allowance for those eschewing support would only benefit greedy employers Proposed welfare for working poor would depress wages [Oxfam director general Stephen] Fisher, who is on the government-appointed Commission on Poverty, said he would urge the authorities to introduce a low-income family allowance for the working poor who earned less than CSSA ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1084796/welfare-working-poor-depresses-wages-benefits-greedy
  8. Business - Comment - JAKE'S VIEW

    Keeping Oxfam out of the NGO rabble

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 02:30am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Traditional projects do more to help alleviate poverty and create a better society than all the seminars, symposiums and motions can accomplish Keeping Oxfam out of the NGO rabble "We continue to try and ensure that we influence policy on the causes of poverty, not just drip-feed aid to the symptoms." Oxfam administrator I shall identify this man ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1074173/keeping-oxfam-out-ngo-rabble
  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Poverty commission must make most vulnerable their priority

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Fisher

    ... Stephen Fisher Stephen Fisher says Hong Kong must address the structural causes of poverty, and identifies five key groups that will require particular attention from the new Commission on Poverty Burden to ease The preparatory task force for a Commission on Poverty has been working since July on the terms of reference and composition of the revived commission. Oxfam Hong Kong hopes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1068061/poverty-commission-must-make-most-vulnerable-their-priority
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Time for a Hong Kong children's commission

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 12:00am by Greenville Cross

    ... Grenville Cross Grenville Cross welcomes the Leung administration's focus on fighting poverty and says that the plight of children, as society's most vulnerable members, must ... involved in building the proposed 3,000 youth hostel units. Although some people have dismissed such moves as mere gesture politics, Leung's plan to revive the Commission on Poverty, so ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1063312/time-hong-kong-childrens-commission

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