Treasurer promises to raise the issue with the states at the next COAG meeting.
Student activist Subeta Vimalarajah put the hard word on the federal treasurer with a video question, while posing with a giant tampon.
“I started a petition against taxing the sanitary products under the GST. It now has over 86,000 signees and 11,000 submissions to the Better Tax Review.
Mr Hockey, do you think that sanitary products are an essential health good for half the population?”
At first, all the treasurer could do was laugh awkwardly.
“You could try saying ‘I’m not a financial adviser’,” offered Tony Jones helpfully.
And then they both laughed for a little too long, because there were no lady panellists to jump in and save them from the lady question.