On 3 October 2018, the Treasurer, Hon Josh Frydenburg, announced that there was unanimous agreement by the States and Territories to remove GST on feminine hygiene products from 1 January 2019.

Treasury has also released a Consultation Paper on the draft definition of ‘feminine hygiene products’ for GST purposes and contains a table which explains the types of products proposed to be included in the definition.

This is a welcomed, albeit well overdue, announcement.

The closing date for submissions is 22 October 2018.