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  1. Draft anti-racism laws may have exemptions

    Posted Oct 31st 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Stephen Fisher said small and medium-sized enterprises might be granted a three-year grace period to allow them to adjust to the new law. Second, Mr Fisher said that while the law would protect ... are residing in small premises and wish to rent out a room in the flat while sharing the kitchen, toilet and common areas should not be required to comply fully with the law,' Mr Fisher said. ...

  2. The Scrooge class

    Posted Apr 10th 2010, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... brush. Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong-based journalist and entrepreneur ...

  3. More delays looming on expat package bill

    Posted May 11th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... on expatriate packages. Deputy Secretary for Home Affairs Stephen Fisher told the Committee on the Promotion of Racial Harmony yesterday that drafting of the bill was nearing completion. The bill was previously expected to be presented for lawmakers' consideration in March. Mr Fisher said some chambers of commerce, those from Europe and North America in particular, had recently voiced ...

  4. Migrants to be eligible for transport subsidy

    Posted Feb 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... But there is still no date for the scheme- applying to residents of Yuen Long, Tuen Mun, Islands and North District- to be launched. Commission secretary Stephen Fisher told Legco's subcommittee ... which it will be reviewed. 'We would have to review whether it would clash with other policies that have come to effect,' Mr Fisher said. 'It could be stopped or changed ...

  5. Social workers strike for higher salaries

    Posted Nov 29th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Martin Wong

    ... with police. The mood became tense after director of social welfare Stephen Fisher finally accepted a petition from a group of about 12 protesters at 11am but immediately returned to the offices ... of their needs. Secretary for Labour and Welfare Matthew Cheung Kin-chung called on the workers to show restraint and display professionalism. Mr Fisher said the government 'is willing to enhance ...

  6. Equal pay to be enshrined in new racism legislation

    Posted Jan 29th 2004, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Affairs Stephen Fisher, has said small and medium-sized enterprises might be granted a three-year grace period to allow them to adjust to the new law. He has also said employers seeking to hire ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted May 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... stephen lam starts four-day beijing trip Secretary for Constitutional Affairs Stephen Lam Sui-lung arrived in Beijing last night for a four-day visit. Mr Lam will meet officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office and other central government departments. jobless rate for young people worsens The unemployment rate for people aged between 15 ...

  8. Red carpet for hairdressers Down Under

    Posted Oct 21st 2003, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... Nick Squires in Sydney Hairdressers, pilots and chiropractors can start packing their bags, but zoologists and cartographers may be out of luck. Australia has released its latest list of occupations that are most in demand for prospective migrants- and it contains a few surprises. Hairdressers, for instance, are in huge demand, while drama teachers and 'master fishers ...

  9. Blame the bottom line, not a bronze lion

    Posted Sep 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... by 2013. Unionists and staff have not been able to swallow the news and have taken it out on a defenceless victim. Poor Stephen - the iconic roaring bronze lion in front of the bank's headquarters on Des Voeux Road - has become the target of an attack by demonstrators who stuffed representations of a 'broken rice bowl' into its mouth. Stephen's more-tight-lipped ...

  10. Law degrees not just for lawyers

    Posted Sep 01st 2003, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... of the law.' Michael Fisher, principal programme director of HKU's school of professional and continuing education, said it was always the case that part-time law students at the school were ...




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