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Electricity tariff increase was expected Listen
A member of the government's Energy Advisory Committee says the 1.9 percent increase in electricity tariff next year by Hong Kong’s two power companies was expected. William Yu who is also the CEO of the World Green Organisation says the use of cleaner fuels to reduce carbon emissions would inevitably lead to pressure on tariffs. But he told Annemarie Evans that the lowering of the rate of return for the companies next year should offset the level of increases in future.
Transport subsidy scheme rebate too small Listen
Sze Lai-shan from the Society for Community Organisation says although a planned transport subsidy scheme by the government will be widened to cover other modes of transport, the amount that will be rebated is too small. Under the plan, passengers who spend more than HK$400 a month on public transport services will be able to get up to HK$300 back in government subsidies. Sze spoke to Jim Gould.
Australia's rugby union chooses woman as its new chief executive Listen
Australia's rugby union governing body has chosen Raelene Castle as its new chief executive, the first time a woman has been given the job. Rugby Australia said Castle was "extremely impressive" with an "outstanding track record". The appointment of the experienced sports administrator makes her the first female leader across all major national bodies in world rugby. RTHK's Australia correspondent Gerry Gannon told Annemarie Evans that Castle's appointment is significant from a number of perspectives.