Tanya Plibersek calls for repeal of 'dumb' tampon tax

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Deputy Labor leader says it would cost ‘bugger all’ to remove GST on menstrual products

Tanya Plibersek has suggested Labor should repeal the “tampon tax”, the application of the goods and services tax to menstrual products.

At the National Press Club before International Women’s Day, the deputy Labor leader called for governments to take account of the gendered impact of their policies, citing the tampon tax as a “dumb decision we just have to fix”.

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