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Passed Policies and Progress

Find out what Students' Union policies have been passed by students, and more importantly, what is being done about them.

Here you can find a list of all the policies which have been passed by student council. We're working on a live tracker so you can check the progress of each policy, but until we've got that up and running please contact your student president team to ask for an update on policies. You can also check out current ideas and rejected ideas.

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    Free Period. Tax free. - POLICY LAPSE

      Council Notes: 1. SAUWS and UWS charge for the sanitary products they sell in their bathrooms. 2. Sanitary products are taxed as ‘non-essential, luxury item’. 3. People do not choose to have a menstrual cycle. Council Resolves: 1. To SAUWS to provide sanitary products to students for free in our unions subject to the Board of Trustees approval. 2. For SAUWS to lobby the university to not profit from the sale of sanitary products. 3. Sign and share the online petition to change the tax classification of sanitary products from a ‘non-essential, luxury item’:

      Why you think it is important

      Council believes: 1. It is not right to tax people’s bodies. 2. Sanitary products are not luxury items.

      Is there anything else you think we should know?

      This is an old policy due to lapse. It can be renewed or allowed to lapse.
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