Parliamentary Speeches 2018–2020

Anthea Indira Ong
3 min readApr 13, 2024

I speak up because it matters that our truths be told and voices heard, even if my voice shakes. — Anthea Ong

This is a list of parliamentary speeches made, in ascending chronological order — excluding the parliamentary and supplementary questions as well as the speeches made at Committee of Supply debates:

  1. Workplace and Employee Wellbeing (21 Nov 2018)
  2. Migrant Workers and E-Payments (14 Jan 2019)
  3. Drug Rehabilitation and De-Stigmatisation (15 Jan 2019)
  4. Legislating Food Waste, We Can Do More (12 Feb 2019)
  5. Valuing Caregivers: Financial & Psychosocial Support (13 Feb 2019)
  6. Mental Health Must Be A Whole-of-Government Priority (27 Feb 2019)
  7. ​​Criminal Law Reform Bill: Vulnerable Persons, Definitions of Rape and Suicides (7 May 2019)
  8. Protection Against Harassment (8 May 2019)
  9. Protection from Online Falsehoods & Manipulation: A More Balanced Recommendation (9 May 2019)
  10. Road Rights and Limited Shared Spaces for the Vulnerable (8 Jul 2019)
  11. Fire Safety for Elderly and Disability Populations (5 Aug 2019)
  12. Surveillance & Mental Health, Predictive Policing and the State’s Data Accountability (6 Aug 2019)
  13. Increasing Point-to-Point Accessibility for Vulnerable Groups (6 Aug 2019)
  14. Making A National Insurance Scheme More Inclusive and Accessible (2 Sep 2019)
  15. Doing More in Work Injury Compensation for Migrant Workers (3 Sep 2019)
  16. Doing More for Child Protection, Fostering and Community Support (3 Sep 2019)
  17. More Urgency in Zero Waste Masterplan/Solving Food Insecurity a Climate Change Action (4 Sep 2019)
  18. Updating Definitions for Inclusion, Improving BIPs, Social Enterprises for Greater Social Impact (7 Oct 2019)
  19. Protecting Vulnerable Groups against Religious Intolerance, Overreach of Minister’s Powers (7 Oct 2019)
  20. Youth Activism: What Loving Singapore Looks Like (7 Oct 2019)
  21. Engaging Sex Workers as Part of the Solution, with Protection (4 Nov 2019)
  22. Judicial Tenure and Constitutionality of Legislations (5 Nov 2019)
  23. Motion on AHTC judgement​​ (5 Nov 2019)
  24. Building a Climate-Resilent Banking Industry for Singapore (6 Jan 2020)
  25. Hazardous Products and Singapore’s Responsibility as a Global Citizen (4 Feb 2020)
  26. Active & Shared Mobility Policy Formulation & Implementation; Underaged Riders (4 Feb 2020)
  27. Mental Health and Social Resilience: Take Action Now, Think Different for the Future (26 Feb 2020)
  28. Protecting Wild Marine Animals and Central Catchment Nature Reserve (25 Mar 2020)
  29. Working Together Towards a Zero-Suicide Singapore (25 Mar 2020)
  30. Tax Reliefs and Incentives for a Carbon-Neutral Economy (26 Mar 2020)
  31. Migrant workers should be supported by GSTV Fund and other social subsidies (26 Mar 2020)
  32. Never Let A Good Crisis Go to Waste (6 Apr 2020)
  33. A Weaker Mandate in a Covid-19 Election (4 May 2020)
  34. Continuity of Public Access through Live Streaming (5 May 2020)
  35. Closing the Digital Divide: Learnings from COVID-19 (26 May 2020)
  36. Emerging Stronger, Inclusively and Sustainably​ (5 Jun 2020)

Anthea Ong is a former Nominated Member of Parliament of the 13th Parliament (2018–2020), a social entrepreneur (WorkWell Leaders, Hush TeaBar, SG Mental Health Matters, A Good Space, Welcome in My Backyard, Project Yoga-on-Wheels, Playground of Joy), author (50 Shades of Love, The NMP Scheme: Are Unelected Voices Still Necessary in Parliament) and Professional Certified Coach/Life and Leadership Coach. www.antheaong.com

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