Greens push to axe 'tampon tax' with bill

Matt Coughlan

The Greens have introduced a bill to parliament which would axe the GST on tampons.

Greens senator Janet Rice's motion to introduce the legislation was on Wednesday backed by independents David Leyonhjelm and Derryn Hinch, and Centre Alliance's Stirling Griff.

While the states have to agree to changes to GST, the Greens argued federal parliament has the power to exempt items such as women's sanitary products.