Singaporeans’ wish list for Budget 2012

16 November 2011

Issues relating to eldercare, education and employment came up tops at a Pre-Budget 2012 Forum organised by REACH, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance.

Views of the public were sought on how the Government should prioritise its budget at the 90-minute dialogue chaired by Minister of State for Finance and Transport, Mrs Josephine Teo, and REACH Chairman, Dr Amy Khor.

Suggestions received include:

  • lowering the qualifying age for elderly subsidies at polyclinics
  • investing more in dementia care and caregiver training
  • providing more funding for preschool education and neighbourhood schools, and
  • reducing Singapore’s reliance on foreign workers.

Feedback is open till 5 February 2012 at

Source: REACH portal