We are delighted to announce that Australian Greens Senator, Janet Rice has contacted Modibodi to inform us that reusable hygiene products such as period cups, reusable pads and period underwear have now been added to the Axe the Tampon Tax Bill 2018. More details about the amended Bill can be found here.
We ask that you continue to share this petition to raise more awareness about the campaign and assist the Greens and Labor parties in Axing the Tax on ALL menstrual hygiene products.
Senator, Janet Rice states,
“The Bill that I recently introduced to parliament to remove the unfair tax on sanitary items includes reusable products, because The Greens believe people who menstruate should be able to access menstrual products that are both affordable and sustainable. You can join our campaign and be the first to hear updates about the bill at greens.org.au/tampon-tax ”
Thank you for your support.
On Sunday 29th April 2018 the Greens and Labor joint announcement to push for the removal of GST on sanitary products, however this announcement only applies to sanitary menstrual disposable products like pads and tampons. Reusable options such as period underwear, menstrual cups, reusable pads and other sustainable options have not been included in the proposed exemption
Modibodi, Hannah Pad, Juju Cup and Lunette have teamed up to ask Federal Minister for Labor, Tanya Plibersek and Australian Greens Senator, Janet Rice to change this position, as it is dismissing the impact of these disposable products on our landfill and our waterways.
Sign the petition to support "Axe the tax" on all sanitary menstrual products like period and leak-proof underwear, menstrual cups and washable pads. Women and our world deserve access to both affordable but sustainable menstrual solutions.
- Every disposable pad uses 4 plastic bags
- Every tampon box and disposable pad is wrapped in layers of plastic
- Most of the mainstream disposable products still use chemicals in the production of their products, which are then dumped further damaging our environment
- The production process to make a single use product uses the same amount of energy and water to produce a reusable product
- Every menstrual woman will use over 15,000 disposable pads-tampons in her menstrual years. All of which are dumped into our landfill, or worse flushed down our waterways with no care for the impact they are having on our environment