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Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Page: 4209


The following notices were given:

Mr Hunt to present a Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to health, and for related purposes. (Health Legislation Amendment (Improved Medicare Compliance and Other Measures) Bill 2018)

Ms Claydon to move:

That this House:

(1) acknowledges that for nearly two decades a 10 per cent GST has been applied to women's sanitary products;

(2) notes that:

(a) this is an unfair and discriminatory tax on women;

(b) tampons and pads are not luxury items but rather essential items;

(c) Australian women are fed up with paying extra for items that they need to live and work;

(d) Labor has announced a concrete plan to scrap the GST on sanitary products; and

(e) Labor's plan:

   (i) would restore equity but also save a woman up to $1,000 over her lifetime; and

   (ii) has already attracted the support of a number of state and territories, putting progress within reach; and

(3) calls on the Government to:

(a) immediately adopt Labor's plan to abolish the tax on women's sanitary products; and

(b) work with the states and territories to end this tax once and for all.