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17
May
2016

3rd Singapore-China Social Governance Forum on "Governance in a Diverse Society"


The 3rd Singapore-China Social Governance Forum saw some 100 senior officials from Singapore and China exchanging views on common challenges in changing social landscapes. Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean and Secretary Meng Jianzhu, Member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China and Secretary of the Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission delivered keynote addresses and opened the forum.

17
May
2016

Main Theme Speech by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin at the 3rd Singapore-China Social Governance Forum on "Governance in a Diverse Society"


At the third installation of the Singapore-China Social Governance Forum held at the Shangri-la Hotel, 17 May 2016.

09
May
2016

Parking duration for Class 2 Label Scheme drivers


Minister answers question by Ms Joan Pereira, MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC, on increasing the parking duration for Class 2 Label Scheme drivers on parking lots for the handicapped.


09
May
2016

Opening and closing speeches by Minister Tan Chuan-Jin at the second reading of the Child Development Co-Savings (Amendment) Bill 2016


The Ministry of Social and Family Development amends the Child Development Co-savings Act to support active fatherhood, and children of single unwed parents.

09
May
2016

Child Development Co-Savings Act Bill amended to support active fatherhood and enhance child outcomes


The Ministry of Social and Family Development amends the Child Development Co-savings Act to support active fatherhood, and children of single unwed parents.

04
May
2016

First batch of 138 pre-school teachers to commence 3-year professional development programme


First announced by Minister Tan Chuan-Jin in September 2015, ECDA's Professional Development Programme supports the career aspirations of pre-school educators with professional development opportunities and a structured career progression pathway.

29
Apr
2016

20,000 pre-schoolers do their part to serve community


This year, the Early Childhood Development Agency’s (ECDA) “Start Small Dream Big” initiative will involve some 20,000 children from over 300 preschool centres taking part in community service projects over a period of six months. This is double the number of 150 preschools which participated in the inaugural run of the initiative last year.

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Apr
2016

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Apr
2016

12
Apr
2016

Higher ComCare long-term assistance for those in need


From 1 July 2016, MSF will enhance the assistance package to households on ComCare Long Term Assistance by raising the cash assistance rates. A one- person household will now receive $500 per month, an increase of $50 from the previous rate of $450 per month. Larger households will also receive more cash assistance.

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