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If blokes used tampons, they would be free

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Here’s a simple question for you, as a parent.

If you could afford to buy a packet of tampons, or put food on the dinner table, which would it be?

Answer that question and it goes a long way to explaining why so many women cannot afford basic sanitary napkins.

Greens Senators Janet Rice and Lee Rhiannon join protestors against the tampon tax at Parliament House in June 2018.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen

Yep, you can close this page now, because it’s not really ‘your thing’. But why not just hang in for a few minutes longer, and learn something new, as I recently have.

Like the fact that 175,000 women turned to homelessness services in Australia last year.

Almost one in every three homeless people in our nation, tonight, are under the age of 18. Think about that when the mercury drops to single figures.

And family violence is the key reason people become homeless. Indeed 55 percent of women nominate that as their........

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