CWA opposes tampon tax
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.