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Immense action to address period poverty took place around the world this year; Scotland made pads and tampons freely available for anyone who needs them, New Zealand made products free in high schools, and Victoria introduced free items in all government schools.

People living in low-income families find it increasingly hard to afford menstrual products on top of basic necessities, and period shame prevents open discussion, adequate education and support.

Commissioner for Children and Young People, Helen Connolly, is calling upon South Australian leaders to make period products free in schools.

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