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  1. Health care debate sidesteps basic issues

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... in 1999- made a similar point at the symposium. He said a key issue that needed to be addressed was equity: who would bear the burden of financing, and who would benefit from the system? Although they are vitally important, the issue of values, and principles like equity, have not figured prominently in the blitz of government publicity on the medical reform consultation paper. In its paper, ...

  2. Confidence in minister drops after suicide issue

    Posted Feb 10th 2006, 12:00am by Jimmy Cheung

    ... Jimmy Cheung The teacher suicide saga has taken its toll on education minister Arthur Li Kwok-cheung, with the public's confidence in him plunging 11 percentage points, a University of Hong Kong poll shows. Thirty per cent of those polled said they t ...

  3. Guidelines issued for overseas travel

    Posted Aug 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... yourself on your destination's political and social situation Keep in touch with family and friends DON'T Speak loudly in public to avoid standing out Bring too much cash or expensive ...

  4. SWD provides first response to human need

    Posted Aug 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Luisa Tam The ability to provide quality customer service is among the key requirements for candidates seeking a career with the Social Welfare Department (SWD). The social security ... the frontline operation of 38 social security field units under the administration of 11 District Social Welfare Offices and various units. Assistants are responsible for the delivery of social security ...

  5. Who said it?

    Posted Mar 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... My understanding is that in these instances that could be a consideration Defence Secretary Leon Panetta on the possibility of a U.S. Army soldier facing the death penalty for killing 16 Afghan civilians Every soldier must be aware that development while ...

  6. Number of jobless on welfare is growing

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... According to the Social Welfare Department's latest analysis of the social security scheme, in March 1993, when the unemployment rate was 2.1 per cent, only 4.9 per cent of all unemployed ... with under the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance scheme (CSSA) in July, 51,088 were jobless. This financial year, a family of four under the jobless category of the scheme can expect ...

  7. Low-income windfalls

    Posted Oct 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... food bank to help low-income earners to tackle inflation. The government will pay two months' rent for around 700,000 public housing tenants. People under the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance, Social Security Allowance, and Disability Allowance schemes will receive a double allowance. The government is expected to spend a total of HK$3.8 billion on the two one-off measures. ...

  8. Increase in old age payouts tipped to cost extra HK$511m

    Posted Nov 06th 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... allowance in 2008-09. Meanwhile, 41.6 per cent of the HK$19.4 billion allocated for Comprehensive Social Security Assistance in 2008-09 had already been spent from April to the end of August, ...

  9. $60m earmarked to spur improvements

    Posted Jan 13th 2005, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... to the budget earmarked for the Central Policy Unit to carry out policy research each year. A government official said future public policy studies were likely to focus on issues of public concern and policies that would have a long-term impact on Hong Kong. Anthony Cheung Bing-leung, professor with City University's department of public and social administration, said Mr Tung's ...

  10. Welfare children 'are missing out on basics'

    Posted Jan 08th 2005, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... Polly Hui Children on welfare are not getting enough money to meet their basic needs, a study has found. The Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) scheme has not taken into account children's needs to have their own computer, to see private doctors, to read newspapers and to take part in extra-curricular activities, according to the Council of Social Service. ...




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