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Our main evening newscast. Weekdays 18:00 - 19:00.
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2018-08-24
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Brownfield sites better for creating land for housing: academic  Listenfacebook
Sources say the government's Task Force on Land Supply will highlight strong public support for developing brownfield sites in the New Territories, as well as building an East Lantau Metropolis -- when it submits a report to the Chief Executive next month. The final report from its public consultation won't be ready until the end of the year, but it's agreed to hand initial findings to Carrie Lam to help her devise land and housing policies for her upcoming Policy Address. Professor Ng Mee-kam, from Chinese University's Department of Geography and Resource Management, told Annemarie Evans that she personally would go for brownfield sites:
Customers being misled over fish sales  Listenfacebook
WWF Hong Kong says some supermarkets in the city are still passing off fish they sell as being more expensive varieties, two years after they were alerted to the problem. The group said nine out of 11 frozen fish products they tested recently weren't the species that the shops claimed. WWF Hong Kong said while customers are being overcharged, they also can't make informed choices when it comes to buying sustainable products. Jovy Chan, the group's Senior Ocean Sustainability Officer, spoke to Jim Gould:
Australia gets new prime minister  Listenfacebook
Australia's new Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, has promised a stable government at the end of a tumultuous week in which his predecessor was forced out of office, 13 ministers resigned and Parliament was shut down for an afternoon. Disgruntled government lawmakers forced former Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, from office, arguing that most had lost faith in his leadership. Mr Turnbull became the fourth prime minister dumped by their own party since 2010 in an extraordinary period of political instability that has frustrated most Australians. RTHK’s Australia correspondent, Gerry Gannon, told Annemarie Evans that he believes things are not over yet: