About Bloody Time

About Bloody Time

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We are calling on state and territory Education and Health Ministers to provide free menstrual products in school bathrooms, so that every student can navigate their school years with dignity + respect.

After 18 long years of campaigning, the luxury tax on tampons and pads has finally been axed -- but that tiny saving doesn’t go far enough to help young people struggling to afford lunch, let alone essential menstrual products.

We recently surveyed close to 1000 young people aged 12-18 across the country, and 73% of them said that access to free pads & tampons in schools is an urgent issue ...

We are calling on state and territory Education and Health Ministers to provide free menstrual products in school bathrooms, so that every student can navigate their school years with dignity + respect.

After 18 long years of campaigning, the luxury tax on tampons and pads has finally been axed -- but that tiny saving doesn’t go far enough to help young people struggling to afford lunch, let alone essential menstrual products.

We recently surveyed close to 1000 young people aged 12-18 across the country, and 73% of them said that access to free pads & tampons in schools is an urgent issue. We agree.

Just last week in an Australian first, the Victorian State Government announced that it is providing students in every government primary, secondary and specialist schools in Victoria with free pads + tampons.

We think it’s #AboutBloodyTime the rest of Australia does the same.

Are you with us? Sign our petition and show your support!

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Make menstrual products freely available in school bathrooms

We are petitioning the following MPs to make menstrual products freely available in school bathrooms across Australia so that every student feels safe, supported and able to focus on their education. 

Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon. Scott Morrison MP
Minister for Education, The Hon. Daniel Tehan MP
Minister for Health, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP
Federal Opposition Leader, The Hon. Bill Shorten MP

NSW: Minister for Education, The Hon ...

We are petitioning the following MPs to make menstrual products freely available in school bathrooms across Australia so that every student feels safe, supported and able to focus on their education. 

Prime Minister of Australia, The Hon. Scott Morrison MP
Minister for Education, The Hon. Daniel Tehan MP
Minister for Health, The Hon. Greg Hunt MP
Federal Opposition Leader, The Hon. Bill Shorten MP

NSW: Minister for Education, The Hon. Sarah Mitchell; Minister for Health, The Hon. Brad Hazzard
NT: Minister for Education, The Hon. Selena Uibo; Minister for Health, The Hon. Natasha Fyles
QLD: Minister for Education, The Hon. Grace Grace MP; Minister for Health, The Hon. Dr Steven Miles
SA: Minister for Education, The Hon. John Gardner; Minister for Health, The Hon. Stephen Wade MLC
TAS: Minister for Education, The Hon. Jeremy Rockliff; Minister for Health, The Hon. Michael Ferguson
WA: Minister for Education, The Hon. Suzanne (Sue) Mary Ellery MLC; Minister for Health, The Hon. Roger Cook
ACT: Minister for Education, The Hon. Yvette Berry MLA; Minister for Health, The Hon. Rachel Stephen-Smith

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Dear Australian Education & Health Ministers,

We are calling on you to provide free menstrual products in school bathrooms, so that every student can navigate their school years with dignity and respect.

Lack of access to essential menstrual products is making school harder than it needs to be. We can easily turn this around.

The Victorian State Government is providing students with free menstrual products and we think it’s #AboutBloodyTime the rest of Australia does the same.


Artwork: Alice Lindstrom