From The Gallery

Budget 2019 debate: Challenges for employers in more complex economy

Tightening of foreign worker quotas a wake-up call for firms

This being the bicentennial year, I was in a reflective mood when I walked into Parliament House yesterday to cover the debate on the 2019 Budget delivered last week.

The first Parliament sitting I attended was in 1991. I tagged along with my senior colleagues to the Old Parliament House. When it ended, I was sent home without having to write anything because Parliament reports then were deemed very important and sensitive - too much so to entrust to a rookie mere weeks into the job.

Please or to continue reading the full article.

Get unlimited access to all stories at $0.99/month
  • Latest headlines and exclusive stories
  • In-depth analyses and award-winning multimedia content
  • Get access to all with our no-contract promotional package at only $0.99/month for the first 3 months*

*Terms and conditions apply.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 27, 2019, with the headline 'Challenges for employers in more complex economy'. Subscribe