First published on 13 Feb 2013. Updated on 19 Feb 2014.
"There’s no womb in society for a tampon tax."
"It's a bleeding disgrace!"
"Let's pull the plug!"
In Australia, women pay GST on tampons because they're labelled as 'luxury' items. Luxury! Like shag carpets and Imperial Leather bubble bath? We here at Time Out think not. It's particularly outrageous when you consider that other implements for 'down there' – condoms, lubricant, incontinence pads and whatnot – are GST free.
Sophie LIley is the Women's Officer at the University of Western Australia, and she's had the gumption to take a stancewhen the rest of us have just bitched and moaned. Sign her Change petition that asks Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott (that's got to be worth a laugh, surely?) to remove this tax. "Pundits are saying that women aged 18-45 will determine the election in September, so I’m confident the pollies will listen if we get our message out there right now," she points out.
Axe the tampon tax!