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To: Minister of Finance Hon Nicola Willis

Remove GST on Menstrual Products in New Zealand

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Remove the GST on menstrual products as they are a biological necessity, not a luxury item.

Why is this important?

Menstrual products in NZ are classified as luxury items so they are subject to Goods and Services Tax (GST). However, these products are not luxuries, to half the population (women), these are necessities. GST on menstrual products adds unnecessary financial strain to those who need them, particularly those from lower income households. According to ActionAid, 1 in 3 women and girls in New Zealand between the ages of 15 and 65 have difficulty accessing menstrual products due to their high cost (ActionAid, 2020). By removing the GST on menstrual products, we can help to alleviate period poverty and increase accessibility to these necessary items. Let's make period products more accessible to everyone in New Zealand by urging our government to lift the GST on these crucial products. Please sign this petition to show your support for this cause.
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2024-07-02 14:07:32 +1200

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