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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Hong Kong's new poverty line wins wary support

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... the Mandatory Provident Fund, the compulsory retirement saving scheme, as it was set up only in the past decade, and they are reluctant to turn to welfare. Stephen Fisher, director general of Oxfam Hong Kong and a member of the commission, said: "In Hong Kong, one of the main causes of poverty is being old. This should not be happening." Fisher, who was the director ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Poverty Commission set to define poverty line

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

    ... a fairly agreed-on consensus already. It's best to not waste time arguing over it," Oxfam Hong Kong director general Stephen Fisher said. Fisher, former director of social welfare, said ... 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 ...

  3. 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

    ... denying welfare to residents who have lived in Hong Kong for less than seven years. The ruling was welcomed by Stephen Fisher, director of social welfare from 2007 to 2009 and now director general ... sufficient to handle these cases," Fisher said. Fisher said a third of applications for CSSA from poor mainland immigrants were granted on a discretionary basis. More than 14,000 individuals ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - SOCIETY

    Poverty line set too low for people living alone: Oxfam

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 06:46pm by LO WEI

    ... need of one-person households," Oxfam director general Stephen Fisher said. "There's a lot more people living in poverty in one-person households." He called ... households by 7 per cent. Fisher called on the government to take into account not only the poverty line but also the basic cost of living in making poverty-relief policies. Oxfam conducted the study ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Hong Kong's poverty rate halved if housing subsidies are counted, study finds

    Posted Sep 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... and counting it as income should not be used to calculate the poverty line. Oxfam Hong Kong's director, Stephen Fisher, said the charity was also opposed to treating public housing as a subsidy. "In real life, if the poor couldn't obtain public housing, they would be renting much worse and much smaller places." Fisher said if a public housing flat in Tin Shui Wai rented ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POVERTY

    Commission on Poverty unveiled with call for concrete action

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

    ... problems and not just cover up the issue," Stephen Fisher, director-general of Oxfam Hong Kong and former director of social welfare, said after his appointment yesterday. "Hong Kong ...

  8. News - Hong Kong

    Defining how much one needs is next step in poverty issue

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... between the government and various NGOs and grassroots groups, said Commission on Poverty member Stephen Fisher, former director of the welfare department and current director-general of Oxfam ... and a child as 0.5 of the first adult. So, according to that scale, a household for two adults and two children would be equivalent to a household of 2.7 adults. But in Hong Kong, Fisher said the cost ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Hong Kong Unison threatens court action on racially segregated schools

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by Jennifer Ngo

    ... an NGO for ethnic-minority rights. "But we will not lose another generation to the system." Stephen Fisher, director general of Oxfam Hong Kong, said it was considered segregation when ... commission or omission," Fisher said. "If you allow something to happen without doing something about it, it is an act of omission. If you left a [public] school to become solely of ethnic ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - ECONOMY

    Number of poor rising in Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... general Stephen Fisher. A 10-year high of 194,100 households with at least one family member working were considered poor- living on less than half the median income for city households ... of their families, Fisher said. "I think this is a serious problem." Between 60 and 70 per cent of working-poor households consisted of three or four family members, said Wong Shek-hung, acting ...




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