CWA op­poses tam­pon tax

South Western Times - - News -

THE Yar­loop branch of the Coun­try Women’s As­so­ci­a­tion has joined 121 branches of the or­gan­i­sa­tion in op­pos­ing the so-called “tam­pon tax”.

Yar­loop branch pres­i­dent Lois Black­burn said a mo­tion was passed al­most unan­i­mously at the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s State con­fer­ence yes­ter­day.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the CWA will now write a let­ter to the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment to voice its op­po­si­tion to the tax and urge them to re­move the GST on women’s san­i­tary prod­ucts.

“Out of the 121 branches at the con­fer­ence only one per­son was against the mo­tion to op­pose the tam­pon tax,” Mrs Black­burn said.

Groups from around Aus­tralia have been pres­sur­ing the Gov­ern­ment to de­clare pads and tam­pons as es­sen­tial health items and add them to a GST-ex­emp­tion list that in­cludes Vi­a­gra and con­doms.

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