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Scrapping sanitary items tax long overdue

  • Removal of GST welcomed
  • Congratulations to those who lobbied for changes to unfair tax

Shadow Minister for Women Michelle O’Byrne has welcomed the long-overdue removal of the GST from female sanitary items.

“The tax on female sanitary hygiene products was discriminatory, unfair and it is welcome news that it is finally gone,” Ms O’Byrne said.

“It is a shame that it took so long to happen.

“I pay tribute to all women – especially those in the Labor movement – who advocated for this change since John Howard introduced it.”

Michelle O’Byrne MP
Shadow Minister for Women