Stop taxing my period.

CR_tampon_330pxX184px_v6This is something I’ve been frustrated about since its inception. The fact that pads and tampons incur GST, meanwhile condoms and lube are considered a health necessity and are GST free. Mmm…k, nothing sexist going on here.

I was so excited when I found out that student activist Subeta Vimalarajah has started a petition to remove the discriminatory tax from female necessities and I encourage everyone who believes in removing this unfair and discriminatory tax to sign.

The Australian Government taxes every menstruating Australian 10% every time we get our period. It is estimated that our periods earn the government a whopping $25 million each year.

Sign the petition and tell Mr Hockey loud and clear that a period is not a luxury or societal burden, it is an aspect of reproductive health.

Sign the petition >

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