The Workers’ Party in Parliament

Budget Debate 2016, Speeches and Cuts.

A compilation of all parliamentary speeches made by the
WP MPs during the Budget 2016 debate.

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Latest Parliamentary Speeches

  • Parliamentary Q&A for 9 May 2016 Sitting

    EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION Leon Perera queried enforcement powers for addressing discriminatory employment practices relating to personal attributes other than nationality. Teo Ser Luck said MOM investigates complaints about race, language, family status and works with TAFEP. MOM may revoke work pass privileges of employers who discriminate against age or maternity. Read the full exchange here.  

  • Parliamentary Q&A for 24 March 2016 Sitting

    USE OF CAREGIVERS TRAINING GRANT Daniel Goh asked how much specialised caregivers receive on average and whether the MOH will consider increasing the grant quantum for specialised caregivers. Gan Kim Yong replied that the average annual utilisation by these caregivers was $116 per grant recipient in FY2015 and there are currently no plans to increase

  • Statutes (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill – Speech by Sylvia Lim

    (Delivered in Parliament on 9 May 2016) I would like to seek some clarifications on the amendments being made to the Wills Act, the Government Proceedings Act and the Legal Profession Act. I declare that I am a lawyer with a practising certificate in force. Wills Act Clause 50 of the Bill will introduce a

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