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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.

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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'. Print Edition | Subscribe