Engagement Evening 「政策對話及參與」系列

Mrs. Rachel Cartland 簡何巧雲女士

(前社署助理署長)

 

香港全民退休保障制度的發展與出路

社區發展動力培育舉辦「政策對話及參與」系列,旨在促進公民社會溝通交流。今次我們邀請了前社署助理署長簡何巧雲女士(Rachel Cartland),作為本次活動的對話嘉賓。

有關香港社會退休保障的討論經歷超過30年,香港大學教授周永新於上月中發表《香港退休保障的未來發展研究報告》,建議全民老年金長者可免審查每月享三千元及徵收薪俸老年稅,社會各界意見不一。

各界民間團體一直期望全民退保方案可填補香港缺乏基本退休金制度的不足之處,解決人口老化及老人貧窮問題,做到「老有所養」,令長者享有有尊嚴的生活。不過外界亦有意見認為報告涉及長遠財政承擔,擔心全民退保的可行性和持續性,在社會未有共識前,政府不可能強硬推行,需要時間讓社會凝聚共識。

究竟過去和現有的香港退休保障制度出現了什麼問題?需要怎麼改善?

我們如何在各種前提下,取得各方平衡,令退休保障能有效長遠發展?

 

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日期:    2014年9月26日(星期五)

時間:    下午6時30分至8時30分

地點:    天后電氣道148號21樓Incu-Lab 2102室 創格空間

語言:    英語(嘉賓分享),英語及中文(對話交流)

費用:   全免

 

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Engagement Evening with

 

Mrs. Rachel Cartland

(Former Assistant Director of HKSAR Social Welfare Department) 

Facilitator: George Cautherley

 

The Past & Future of Universal Retirement Protection Scheme in Hong Kong

Engagement Evening, the public engagement series organized by Community Development Initiative, is honored to have Mrs. Rachel Cartland, Former Assistant Director of HKSAR Social Welfare Department, to be our sharing guest.

The retirement protection policy has been under discussion in Hong Kong over 30 years. Last month, Professor Nelson Chow from the University of Hong Kong presented the findings of the study on “Future Development of Retirement Protection in Hong Kong”. It suggests the provision of a monthly pension of $3,000 for all aged 65 or above without any mean test, and the introduction of payroll old age tax, resulting in different opinions among stakeholders in HK.

Several community groups believe the universal retirement protection scheme should able to supplement the insufficiency of present retirement system, in order to solve the problem of aging population and poor elderly, leading to a basic living od elderly with higher dignity. However, other reckons that the suggestion of study might bring long-term financial burden and affect its feasibility and sustainability. The government also agrees the scheme can only be implemented before social consensus is made.

What have the past and existing social security systems in Hong Kong gone wrong? How to achieve the balance between a variety of concerns in order to have an effective retirement protection for a better Hong Kong?

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Date:  September 26, 2014 (Friday)

Time:  6:30PM – 8:30PM

Venue: Incu-Labspace, Room 2102, 148 Electric Road, Tin Hau, Hong Kong

Language: English (guest sharing) ; Chinese & English (dialogue)

Admission: Free of charge

 

CDI is a non-profit making organization and your support is needed for policy research, education and advocacy works. (We will set a donation box at the venue and your contribution is mostly welcomed. You could also support our works by contacting us at 3114 0784 for arranging mailing cheque payment.)

Incu-Lab is an organization that pushes innovation & change-making entrepreneurship in Hong Kong & Asia, your support is needed for its capacity building, education, idea generation, mentoring and impact investment works. (Contribution box will be set on that day for you to support us, or you may contact us at 3171 7624 regarding contribution).

 

Inquiry: 3114-0784 (by phone) or event@cdiorg.hk (by email)

RSVP: http://cdi-ee-201409.eventbrite.hk

 

Organizer: CDI

Co-organizer: Incu-Lab

Supporting org: Incu-Labspace

 

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