On 28 November 2018, the Treasurer directed the ACCC to monitor the prices, costs and profits relating to the supply of menstrual products in the feminine hygiene products industry in Australia.
The Government has previously agreed with the states and territories that the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be removed from menstrual products from 1 January 2019.
Scope of monitoring
The ACCC will monitor the price of menstrual products, particularly from 1 December 2018 to 28 February 2019.
The ACCC will provide a report to the Treasurer by 31 March 2019.