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  1. Accounts staff blamed for travel claims leak

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... deputy secretary of home affairs Stephen Fisher quoted Mr Lam as saying it may have been internal accounting staff who sent an anonymous fax on July 14, 2005, to the media and his office. ... said Mr Fisher, now director of the Social Welfare Department. Lam allegedly claimed the full allowance of A$268 (HK$1,929.25) a day for the six trips when he was only entitled to 60 per cent, ...

  2. HK$300m short-term boost for welfare pay

    Posted Jan 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... solution'. Director of Social Welfare Stephen Fisher said the measures were advanced in response to the demands of the welfare sector. 'We shall apply for a one-off grant of HK$200 million from the Lotteries Fund Advisory Committee to assist those organisations with financial or recruitment problems,' Mr Fisher said. 'In the market, the starting salaries of many posts have been ...

  3. Legislators press for anti-bias law to protect mainland migrants

    Posted Feb 11th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Permanent Secretary for Home Affairs Stephen Fisher said it would not be possible to include mainlanders in the ordinance 'because we are all Chinese'. The proposed Racial Discrimination ... legislation to cover new Chinese arrivals in Hong Kong. Criticising the scope of the definitions laid out in the bill, she told Mr Fisher at yesterday's home affairs panel meeting: ...

  4. HK ignoring children's views says UN

    Posted Sep 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Winnie Yeung

    ... Winnie Yeung The SAR government has been criticised by a United Nations committee for not doing enough to protect children's rights. Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs Stephen Fisher ... on the steps that have been taken to protect the city's children. At Tuesday's hearing, Mr Fisher said the government will set up a Children's Rights Forum by the end of the year. ...

  5. Anti-poverty group may survive if members want it to, says head

    Posted May 31st 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... meeting tomorrow. Stephen Fisher told the South China Morning Post that members could suggest the form of the new body and who should be chairman. 'The possibility of setting up a similar body really depends on whether most of the members want it. It really depends on whether they will fight for it at our June 1 meeting,' Mr Fisher said. He said talks with some members ...

  6. Accidental democrat

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines History may record that the most unlikely of people, Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, unwittingly proved to be the lightning rod that sent Hong Kong on the path to democracy by forcing ... this is a place where effort is part of the DNA. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...

  7. Sweeping statements

    Posted Oct 09th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Did you glimpse a poster depicting Grigori Voitinsky or maybe Mikhail Borodin in the past weeks when Hong Kong and the rest of China experienced a positive avalanche ... there at the birth of the party. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...

  8. What's stable about being dysfunctional?

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines The clock ticks slowly as the public waits for the government to announce its plans for constitutional reform. However, constant official prevarication and delay are perhaps ... that the timing might be determined by an outbreak of real instability produced by the very system that claims to have avoided this peril. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...

  9. Donald's black hole

    Posted Oct 30th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines Now that Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen finds himself unfavourably compared to his hapless predecessor, Tung Chee-hwa, he appears to be trapped in the vortex which ... might badmouth him at any time. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...

  10. It's not the gate but its keeper who matters

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... Stephen Vines After more than two decades of prevarication over the future of RTHK, the government has bravely decided to ignore two supposedly independent reviews and opted for the status ... there are no repercussions of this kind - only a desperate hope that governments will behave. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...




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