Eco-system Approach to Mitigating Bird Pest Issues

Parliamentary Questions filed by Ms Carrie Tan on 5 and 6 April Ms Carrie Tan: To ask the Minister for National Development (a) whether there is an eco-system approach to mitigating bird pest issues such as the over-population of crows and pigeons; and (b) how long has the “non- feeding” approach been running in various constituencies and how effective have they been so far. Response Ms Carrie Tan: To ask the Minister for National Development (a) what efforts are being planned to educate Singaporeans about living in harmony with wildlife;....

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On Subsidy for Public Rental Households and Appeal for Reduction of Minimum Occupation Period Due to Income’s Situation

Parliamentary Questions filed by Ms Carrie Tan at Budget 2021 and Committee of Supply 2021 To ask the Minister for National Development what is (i) the average total cost per year to the Government (inclusive of direct subsidies and administrative costs) to subsidise a public rental household (ii) the breakdown in terms of percentages between building costs, maintenance costs, direct subsidy, administrative and other costs and (iii) the average total cost involved in subsidising each public rental household before they successfully move to their own homes,....

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Supporting low-income caregivers

Mr Chairman,  Our social safety net approach continues to put family as the first line of support. MOH talks about aging in place. The reality is, these 2 dovetail into an untenable care load on women when it comes to elderly care. Because when we say “family”, most of the time it is daughters who end up caring for aging parents.   As much as filial piety is a valued and important virtue in our Asian society,....

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Lifting ComCare recipients out of poverty

MP Carrie Tan’s speech during the debates on MSF’s Budget Although Comcare has helped many low-income persons and challenged families and is a critical social support programs. The number of families helped and the amount spent on Comcare has not reduced, in fact increased, since its inception.  It tells me that Comcare is not getting people out of poverty permanently. This is not a solution built to last. Without capacity-building of families on Comcare, it serves only as a band-aid solution that continues to deplete the country’s financial resources.....

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