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Closing Speech by Mr Desmond Lee on the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures For Solemnization and Registration of Marriages) Bill
May 5, 2020
Second Reading Closing Speech by Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development, on the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures For Solemnization And Registration Of Marriages) Bill in Parliament
Opening Speech by Mr Desmond Lee on the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures For Solemnization and Registration of Marriages) Bill
May 5, 2020
Second Reading Opening Speech by Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for Social and Family Development, on the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures For Solemnization And Registration Of Marriages) Bill in Parliament
Civil and Muslim Marriage Solemnizations and Registrations can be Conducted via Video Link During the COVID-19 Period
May 5, 2020
The COVID-19 (Temporary Measures for Solemnization and Registration of Marriages) Bill was passed in Parliament on 5 May 2020 to allow civil and Muslim marriage solemnizations and registrations to be conducted using video link.
Caseloads at Family Service Centres
May 4, 2020
MSF responds to a question by Ms Anthea Ong on the caseload of social workers at Family Service Centres.
Ensuring continued social assistance and essential services for vulnerable groups
Apr 3, 2020
The health and safety of users and staff in our social service agencies (SSAs) are of paramount importance in these challenging times. With the implementation of the major circuit breaker announced by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce today, MSF and NCSS will work closely with SSAs and service providers to ensure the continued provision of services to vulnerable Singaporeans with critical and urgent needs from 7 April to 4 May 2020.
New online portal to provide early support to couples considering divorce
Mar 5, 2020
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) is developing an online portal so that couples considering divorce can get better information and insight into the impact of their decision.
Taking Government-Paid Paternity Leave in shorter durations
Mar 4, 2020
MSF responds to a question by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang on whether the Ministry will consider allowing Government-Paid Paternity Leave (GPPL) to be taken in shorter durations such as half-days or hours
Government Accepts All Recommendations by Committee to Review and Enhance Reforms in the Family Justice System
Feb 24, 2020
The Ministry of Law (MinLaw) and Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) have concluded our assessment of all the feedback received, via a six-week- long public consultation, on the recommendations submitted by the Committee to Review and Enhance Reforms in the Family Justice System (RERF Committee) in September 2019. There was wide support for many of the recommendations, especially in the areas of early support for couples facing divorce, and enhancements to the family justice system.
MSF Appoints New Chairman and Welcomes Six New Members to Families for Life Council
Feb 13, 2020
The Families for Life (FFL) Council welcomed a new Chairman on 1 Feb 2020. Six new members also joined FFL Council in August 2019.
Celebrating the Work of Licensed Solemnisers in Nurturing Strong Marriages
Oct 17, 2019