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Greens bill to axe the tampon tax passes Senate

Media Release
Janet Rice 18 Jun 2018

The Greens bill to remove the GST from sanitary products has passed the Senate with the support of members of the crossbench and Labor.

“I’m so pleased that my private senator’s bill to axe the tampon tax has passed the Senate,” said Senator Janet Rice, Australian Greens spokesperson for women.

“This is a huge step closer to axing this unfair tax on sanitary products.”

“The pressure is now well and truly on the Prime Minister to show some leadership and support the Greens bill to axe the tampon tax, and pass it through the House of Representatives.”

“If the Prime Minister has the will and actually listens to the public who want this fixed, we could axe the tampon tax this week.”

“Just like we did with marriage equality, the Greens will continue to put pressure on the Prime Minister until the tampon tax is axed. The Prime Minister needs to address this issue now.”

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