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Axe The TamponTax #BloodyOutrage

There’s no womb in society for a tampon tax.

Did you know there is a GST on Tampons AND they are called a ‘luxury’?  I don’t know about you, but they don’t seem like a luxury to me. Condoms, lubricant, incontinence pads or sunscreen on the other hand are GST free. What’s with that?  

It’s a bloody outrage. Putting a tax on products women need as a direct consequence of their biology is fundamentally sexist.

It’s a stain on our national image. Half the population of Australia -- approximately 10 million women -- will pay tax on these products for the greater part of their lifetime. Costing us about $1000 for buying an essential health product.

The Tampon Tax is ridiculous. Period. Luckily, women of childbearing age - those of us who need tampons - will be key voters in the upcoming election. So they'll need to listen if they want to woo us for our votes!

It’s a bleeding disgrace. As Australians, as voters, as women, we request that the Federal Government the Opposition end this inherently sexist and unfair unfair tax.

This tax is really cramping my style. Tampons belong on the GST free health products list - they're not a luxury. They're a necessity.

Can you help me out by sharing the petition on Twitter and Facebook -- with all your friends and everyone else?

Let's pull the plug on the Tampon Tax!

#BloodyOutrage 

Tweet to @JuliaGillard and @TonyAbbottMHR

This petition was delivered to:
  • Leader of the Opposition
    Tony Abbott
  • Treasurer
    The Hon. Wayne Swan
  • Shadow Treasurer
    The Hon. Joe Hockey
  • Minister for Finance and Deregulation
    The Hon. Penny Wong
  • Shadow Minister for Finance and Deregulation
    The Hon. Andrew Robb
  • Shadow Minister for Health
    The Hon. Peter Dutton
  • Prime Minister
    Julia Gillard
  • Minister for Health
    The Hon. Tanya Plibersek


Sophie Liley - Women's Department - UWA Student Guild started this petition with a single signature, and now has 45,284 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.