I did a radio interview with Subeta Vimalarajah about this issue back in May and talked about the petition – and now protests are starting up again!
Australia has a goods and services tax (GST), where an extra 10% added to the price of goods and service. Unlike the sales tax in the US, it’s already a part of the advertised price, with some items are excluded from this tax, for reasons such as health items – which is why products like tampons should also be excluded.
Check out the music video:
Yes, that is the Prime Minister’s sister Christine Forster (Liberal Councillor on the City of Sydney) featured in the film – dancing to great lyrics like “Ain’t it bizarre they taxin’ tampons like tea / But even Bushells is GST free”Protest details on Facebook – August 14th:
Stop Taxing My Period Rally – Hobart
Parliament House, Hobart in Hobart, Tasmania
Stop Taxing My Period Rally – Canberra
Australian Capital Territory Legislative Assembly in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Stop Taxing My Period Rally – Perth
Parliament House in Perth, Western Australia
Stop Taxing My Period Rally – Sydney
Martin Place, Sydney – Meet between Pitt St and Castlereagh St