- Safi Bello
'Tampon tax' scrapped in Australia after 18-year controversy
BBC News -------- Australia will remove a controversial tax on female sanitary products following years of campaigning by women's groups. Currently, tampons and sanitary pads are sold with a 10% goods and services tax (GST) because they are categorized as non-essential items. Women argued it was an unfair classification, noting items such as condoms and sunscreen were exempt. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.