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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  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 ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters Question, August 16

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fresh initiatives. Do you agree with Oxfam Hong Kong that the Commission on Poverty, to be relaunched next month, must rethink Hong Kong's priorities on alleviating the plight of the poorest in society and define a poverty threshold?   ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Knee-jerk fixes no solution to poverty

    Posted Aug 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Li Keqiang was unlikely to have been aware of an Oxfam study on poverty in Hong Kong when he told officials during talks that there were 'certain problems that have ... to the concerns of big business than everyday people, it is little wonder that the vice-premier would want to raise the matter. Officials have responded to poverty with piecemeal fixes like handouts ...

  8. Walkers raise cash for war on poverty

    Posted Sep 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at the Po Leung Kuk Jockey Club Tai Tong Holiday Camp in Yuen Long. It aims to raise HK$26 million to fight poverty. About 1,150 teams will participate in this year's Trailwalker, a major ... poverty. The message is: if we can complete this journey, it is possible for people to escape from poverty. Last year, three teams from the Hong Kong garrison of the Chinese People's ...

  9. Budget lacks long-term vision to seriously address poverty

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the budget speech, the alleviation of poverty was not made a priority. Neither was any indicator being employed as policy targets for poverty alleviation. What was most disappointing ... at redistribution to ease the wealth gap is seriously offset by the tax rebate. Oxfam believes that a long-term comprehensive policy for poverty alleviation and sustainable development for all is badly ...

  10. Director to lead charity in working to end poverty

    Posted Apr 21st 2007, 12:00am by Elizabeth Horscroft

    ... most famous anti-poverty groups. With a mission of helping poorer people make positive changes, working at Oxfam International means combining high standards of professionalism with meaningful humanitarian work. 'Working to end poverty is working to end the fact that 30,000 children die every day from causes attributable to poverty. To us, nothing is more meaningful than that,' ...




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