One Minute: Singapore People’s Party (SPP) GE2020 Election Manifesto
A Better Tomorrow
“Although it is unlikely that we will be in a position to implement policy as we will not form the government, these are matters that we will advocate for in Parliament, should we be given the honour of serving you.
Our Manifesto is prefaced and built upon our three guiding principles of Accountability, Commitment and Empathy. Policies may shift, opinions may change, and different solutions may be required for different times. What will always be consistent are the values that underpin our policies and actions.” – Singapore People’s Party
The government should govern based on Accountability, Commitment and Empathy.
Youth: Reducing the voting age from 21 to 18, allowing the use of parent’s CPF monies for education
Cost of living: No further increase of GST, increased cash supplement under silver support scheme, introduce minimum wage
Climate change: Divestment from carbon intensive operations and resources, mandatory environmental impact assessments & disclosure
Retirement adequacy: Allowing partial CPF withdrawals on compassionate grounds, publication of CPF investment returns
Democracy: Enact a Freedom of Information Act, a Fixed Terms of Parliament Act and Mandatory Public Declaration of Assets for Elected Officials
Sandwiched Generation: Allowing parentcare leave, flexi-work arrangements, and lower income tax for new parents and higher tax reliefs for living with parents
Mental health: Improving accessibility to mental health professionals, unpaid mental health leave, more appropriate sentencing options for offenders, greater subsidies for mental health services
Housing: Extending the lease buyback scheme and SERS, abolishing ethnic quota
Education: Introducing environmental education and financial literacy into syllabus, smaller teacher-student ratios
Workforce: Unemployment insurance and retrenchment rights, review of free-trade agreements, abolishing the retirement age