GST on women’s sanitary items is likely to stay in Australia, as Treasure Joe Hockey predicted an inevitable defeat last night on 7:30 over the proposed changes.

According to 9 News, Hockey said “we have to move on to other issues” in relation to the tax amendment—as NSW Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian is likely to oppose the proposition at a meeting with all State and Territory treasurers today.

For the tampon tax to be abolished, all eight State and Territory Treasurers must agree; New South Wales, it turns out, could well ruin a bloody good thing for everyone. “All the states need to agree to it … either it’s all in or it’s all out,” Hockey said last night.

NSW Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian is set to argue for an overall GST increase to offset growing health costs in the country. 

Joe Hockey claimed that if today’s meeting does prove fruitless for the #stoptaxingmyperiod cause, tax reform would become integral to the 2016 election.

“Obviously, whatever comes out of those discussions and out of future discussions between the prime minister and the premiers will feed into our plan for tax reform that we will take to the people at the next election.”

Last week, protests against the tax were held around the country, inspiring some of the greatest costumes and placards we’re likely to ever see.

That day I lived my dream and was a human sized vagina @sabiotas #womenscollective #feminist #bloodyoutrage #stoptaxingmyperiod #luxurytax #gst #rally #utas #flaps #vagina #pussy #muff #lesbian #instagay #liveyourdreams #ootd #fashion #costume

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???????? classique ineffectual liberal govt. #stoptaxingmyperiod fkers ??????

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via 9 News.