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On Monday's Backchat, electronic road pricing. A survey of drivers and non-drivers suggests that a charge of around $200 each time motorists drive into Central business district. The scheme aims to reduce traffic congestion, and it covers 14 streets including Murray Road, Garden Road on its eastern side, Hollywood Road and Lower Albert Road. But 77 percent of respondents also thought the fee should be proportionate to the length of time vehicles stay in the charging zone, as some vehicles hang around, blocking streets. Another issue was whether some vehicles should be exempted from paying, like taxis, public transport, resident's cars and delivery vehicles. Should it change with the time of day? What fee would you suggest?
After 9.20, the legalization of same-sex marriage in Taiwan.
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20/05/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Electronic Road Pricing
Alok Jain, Managing Director of Trans-consult Asia
Hung Wing-tat, Chairman, Hong Kong Taxi Council; and Fellow, Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies
Timothy Hau, Principal Lecturer, Faculty of Business and Economics, University of Hong Kong
Jeremy Young, Central and Western District Councillor, Liberal Party
KY Leung, Former President, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong
20/05/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Taiwan’s legalization of same-sex marriage
On Thursday's Backchat we will talk about teachers' stress. The recent death of a teacher and librarian, apparently by suicide, has raised discussion about school management, and the pressure that is on teachers. A recent survey suggested half of them are showing signs of depression, with more than a third putting in more than 60 hours a week. Are teachers working too much? How much stress comes from the pupils, parents, government or management?
After 9.20, sexual offences against children in the Catholic church and the sentencing of Cardinal George Pell.
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14/03/2019 - 8:30- 9:20 Teachers’ Stress and School Management
Mervyn Cheung, Chairman, Hong Kong Education Policy Concern Organization
Angie Shum, Training Consultant, Center for Suicide Research and Prevention, University of Hong Kong
Mandy Chan, Executive Committee Member, Hong Kong Women Teachers' Organization
Fung Wai-wah, President, Hong Kong Professional Teachers’ Union
14/03/2019 - 9:20-9:30 Sentencing of Cardinal George Pell