Tonight on the show, The Thinkergirls spoke to Barrie Cassidy about the tampon tax.
“It’s outrageous!” Barrie said, “Some items are exempt from GST and tampons are not.”
“Things like condoms and sunscreen… sunscreen is exempt as a sort of health product but tampons are not.”
The topic has been broached in Parliament because of the bill that was presented to the House. The bill asked for a GST to be put onto things that you buy online for $1000 or less.
The Greens tried to fight the issue again, however the Labor Government opposed to dropping the tax.
The Government believed that it should be up to the States to be brought in on this – however, Barrie believes this is “political babble”.
“I don’t know why the major parties don’t make this happen – well besides the revenue, of course,” he said.
Stacey questioned whether it’s something that the Government have wanted to action, but may have neglected to do so. Once again, Barrie said it came down to revenue.
“I’m really over this,” Stacey said. “There have been a few things that reside close to me with the Labor Party, where they’ve said ‘we stand here’ but act very differently when it comes to decision time. It’s starting to piss me off.”
“You’re not alone!” Barrie said.
“I can confirm, that having your period is no luxury!” Kristie said.
“I can’t understand why women aren’t furious about this.” Barrie said.
To hear the full chat below.