Australia Will Be Giving Students Free Pads And Tampons


The Government of New South Wales, a state in Australia announced that they will be providing tampons and sanitary pads for free to all the students across all NSW public schools. The $30 million state program will start at the end of June.


NSW’s Education Minister Sarah Mitchell announced this project saying that this will help address period poverty in schools. She said: “Getting your period should not be a barrier to education. This program is providing schools with dispensers, tampons and pads for free and is supporting young women’s health, engagement and attendance at school.”


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NSW followed Victoria’s steps when they became the first state in Australia to provide free access to sanitary products back in October of 2020. This initiative cost around $20.7 million and was distributed across 1,500 public schools.


Should Malta do this as well?