Australia's Tampon Tax May Be Flushed

Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey is to ask state and territory governments to remove the consumption tax on tampons and other sanitary products.
Earlier this month, an online petition asking the government to stop taxing a "bodily function" attracted about 90,000 signatures.
Unlike products such as condoms and sunscreen, pads and tampons attract the 10% Goods and Services tax. The petition questions the validity of taxing something most women are forced to buy every few weeks but which the government does not consider "necessary" enough to be GST-free.
Mr Hockey said he would lobby state and territory governments to exempt them.



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