主持人：Janice Wong and Andrew Work
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On Friday's Backchat, we're looking at the government's proposal to make it a legal requirement for childcare professionals to report suspected cases of serious child abuse to the authorities.
According to a Legco paper, professionals from the social welfare, education and healthcare sectors who frequently deal with children will be considered "mandated reporters".
They must file a report if they have reason to suspect a child has been seriously harmed, or is at risk.
Those who don't comply could face up to three months in prison and a HK$50,000 fine, though there'll be some exemptions – for example, for people who think someone else has already reported the same case.
After 9:45am, we'll talk about plans to ban the release of animals into unsuitable habitats.
9:00am-9:45am: Reporting of serious child abuse
9:00am-9:30am: Carol Szeto, CEO, Save the Children Hong Kong
9:00am-9:45am: Dr Patrick Cheung, Chairperson, Executive Committee, Against Child Abuse
9:00am-9:45am: Priscilla Lui, children's rights advocate and former Chair of the Hong Kong Committee on Children's Rights
9:45am-10:00am: Mercy release of animals
9:45am-10:00am: Paul Crow, Senior Conservation Officer, Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden
主持人：Janice Wong and Andrew Work
9:00am-9:45am: Toll rates of road tunnels
9:00am-9:45am: BH – Alok Jain, CEO & Managing Director of Trans-consult
9:00am-9:30am: Phone - Mr. Michael Tien, Roundtable Convenor and Legislative Councillor
9:00am-09:45am: Phone - Dr. Timothy D. Hau, Honorary Associate Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, HKU Business School, The University of Hong Kong
9:45am-10:00am: New linkage with MTR fares
9:45am-10:00am: BH – Alok Jain, CEO & Managing Director of Trans-consult
9:45am-10:00am: Phone - Gary Zhang Xinyu, Member of the Legislative Council
On Friday’s Backchat we're talking about cross-harbour tunnel toll changes
From 2 August, the tolls on all three cross-harbour tunnels will be adjusted, as part of the government’s two-part plan to ease cross-harbour congestion.
In the first part, the toll for private cars taking the Western Harbour Crossing will go down to HK$60, while those on the Cross-Harbour Tunnel and Eastern Harbour Crossing will go up to HK$30. But taxis will enjoy a flat rate of HK$25 for all three tunnels.
And in the second part of the plan that will be implemented by the end of this year, rush-hour fares for private cars and motorcycles will be introduced.
How effective will this plan be in easing cross-harbour congestion? Will motorists encounter any practical problems?
After 9:45, we will stick with transport, and look at the MTRC’s new fare adjustment mechanism
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