"We are changing the culture and it's really exciting that other countries right around the world are watching very closely to see what we do.”
The news comes after Scotland began offering free sanitary products to women from low-income homes, and in schools, colleges and universities back in 2018. Elsewhere, the items are taxed at 5 per cent.
The scheme is proposed to be modelled on the system that’s currently in place for condoms, which involves users registering for a free card or voucher that they can exchange for the products. The annual cost of the bill is expected to sit around the AUD $47.5 million mark.
“Still, in this so-called modern century, there are hundreds of thousands of women that have limited access to menstrual hygiene products, menstrual cup brand Intima rep Danela Zagar previously said of the excessive cost of feminine hygiene products.
"Therefore, we need to make sure that by educating and donating these products to schools and organisations, we reach as many women all around the world as possible.”