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Governance In Singapore

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Government's Structure
Legislature, executive and judiciary
Legislature's Members
President and members of parliament
Legislature's Function
Make the laws of the country
Executive's Members
President and cabinet
Executive's Function
Making policies, mapping out directions, goals and broad strategies to carry out these policies
Judiciary's Members
Chief Justice and judges in law courts
Judiciary's Function
Ensures that laws are justly carried out and laws passed do not breach the constituition
Goverment's Guiding Principles
Leadership is key, anticipate change and stay relevant, reward for work and work for reward and a stake for everyone, opportunities for all
Leadership Is Key
Leaders must have moral courage and integrity to do what is right and not what is popular with the people
Anticipate Change and Stay Relevant
Decisions made by the government need to be forward-looking
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Reward for Work and Work for Reward
We can earn a living and safeguard our future only through our efforts and intelligence
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A Stake for Everyone
We aim to create an inclusive society where citizens feel a sense of ownership and belonging
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Government's Challenge 1
High traffic volume
Government's Challenge 2
Rapid population growth
Government's Challenge 3
Declining birth rate/population growth
Declining Birth Rate/Population Growth's Consequences
Unattractive to multinational companies and ageing population
Unattrative To Multinational Companies
Smaller consumer market and will not be able to produce enough talented people thus multinational corporations would find it difficult and perhaps more expensive to recruit Singaporeans.
Defence
Fewer men to recruit for National Service
Government Challenge 4
Ageing population
Government's Solution 1
Area licensing scheme, electronic road pricing, park-and-ride scheme and vehicle quota system
Area licensing scheme
Overhead gantries setup along the boundaries of restricted zones monitored by auxiliary police officers
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Electronic Road Pricing
ERP gantries set up at designated spots
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Park-and-Ride Scheme
Motorists could park their vehicles at specific car parks which were outside the city area
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Vehicle Quota System
Land transport authority determined the number of new motor vehicles through the implementation of the certificate of entitlement system
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Government Solution 2
Three five-year plans
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Government Solution 3
The graduate mothers scheme, three or more if you can afford it policy, equalised medical benefits, grandparent caregiver relief, five day work week for the civil service, extended maternity leave and attracting foreign talent
Gradute Mothers Scheme
Entice graduate women with incentives to get married
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Three Or More If You Can Afford It Policy
Encouraged parents to have three children or more by having publicity campaigns on the joys of parenthood and allowing the use of Medisave to pay for the delivery charges of the first three children
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Equalised Medical Benefits
Both parents can make medical claims for their children from their employers
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Grandparent Caregiver Relief
Income tax relief of three thousand dollars if a grandparent is helping the couple take care of their child
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Five Day Work Week For The Civil Service
To allow for better work-life balance
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Extended Maternity Leave
From eight to twelve weeks
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Attracting Foreign Talent
Easier entry, subsidised housing and an attrative education package for children
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Government Solution 4
'Many helpings hands' approach
'Many Helping Hands' Approach
Everyone has a part to play in helping the nation prepare for an ageing population
Individual Responsibility
Healthy lifestyle and financial planning
Healthy Lifestyle
Individual is encouraged to watch his diet and exercise regularly
Financial Planning
All Singaporeans are encouraged to plan early and be financially prepared for life in their old age
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Family Support
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Community Help
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