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  1. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Ex-social welfare chief says residency rule for claims was never justifiable

    Posted Dec 23rd 2013, 05:40am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... Jennifer Ngo jennifer.ngo@scmp.com Former social welfare chief welcomes court decision to allow newcomers to claim benefits, and says claimant should not have had to sue Residency rule 'was to keep poor out' The decision to refuse Comprehensive Social Security Assistance to a new immigrant who went on to successfully challenge government welfare rules in court ...

  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

    ... Taxpayers may be staring at an additional annual bill of up to HK$197 million if 7,000 more new immigrants per year apply for social security, the South China Morning Post has found. The figure ... in December. It is a conservative projection, considering government lawyers told the Court of Final Appeal that there could be more than 60,000 new immigrants applying for Comprehensive Social ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Outgoing social services chief urges break-up of asylum welfare contract

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by DANNY LEE

    ... Danny Lee danny.lee@scmp.com Outgoing social services chief says HK$203 million asylum seeker welfare contract would be better spent with more competition involved Break-up of asylum aid contract urged The outgoing head of the Council of Social Service has called for the break-up of the lucrative multi-million dollar welfare assistance contract for asylum seekers. Chief executive ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Judge orders shelter for pregnant asylum seeker living on streets

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

    ... on the streets with her family. Mr Justice Peter Ng Kar-fai granted the injunction on Friday night, calling for the International Social Service Hong Kong (ISS) and the director of the Social Welfare ...

  5. News - China - WELFARE

    ‘Baby hatch’ forced to stop taking children after hundreds of infants are abandoned

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 11:50am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... not respond to a request to see whether more babies had been abandoned yesterday. Ye Fen, the director of social welfare in the civil affairs bureau, said the city would provide financial aid to poor ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    'Tell us what our food really costs'

    Posted Feb 15th 2014, 03:46am by Christy Choi and Danny Lee

    ... at the offices of the International Social Service continued for a fourth day yesterday as asylum seekers continued to seek answers from the welfare provider and the Social Welfare Department about ... is asking the ISS and the Social Welfare Department, which has contracted ISS to provide food to asylum seekers, to provide a price list and expiry dates for the produce. ISS said yesterday that any ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Protesting asylum seekers say food provisions ‘not worth’ what government contractor claims

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 12:40pm by Christy Choi

    ... Christy Choi christy.choi@scmp.com Dozens of demonstrators are taking part in sit-ins at three social welfare offices, claiming they are being short-changed over food rations Hunger strike by asylum seekers Dozens of asylum seekers are staging sit-ins and hunger strikes at the offices of their government-appointed social welfare provider, accusing the organisation of overstating ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - WELFARE

    Council of Social Service chief Christine Fang considers next role

    Posted Jun 06th 2013, 12:00am by LO WEI

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Christine Fang is not interested in an Exco role. The departing Council of Social Service chief would rather be a social worker again Keeping it real on the front line The Hong Kong Council of Social Service's departing chief executive says she will not consider joining the Executive Council and is thinking of going back to frontline work ...

  9. News - China - WELFARE

    Critics say baby hatches 'encourage child abandonment' as nearly 80 babies left at Guangzhou shelter over CNY

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 02:51pm by LAURA ZHOU

    ... were between one and six years old, most of who have physically or mentally disabilities, Xu Jiu, the director of Guangzhou social welfare institute, told Xinhua. Most of the abandoned babies ... hatch in Guangzhou was much busier than local social welfare authorities expected, the report said. In comparison, the shelter at Tianjin received just 15 abandoned children in more than 40 days ...

  10. 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. ...




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