March 14, 2022
Murgon and Kingaroy State High schools are among the first eight schools in the Darling Downs region which will receive a Dignity Vending Machine, courtesy of the State Government and the Share the Dignity charity.
The machines provide students access to free sanitary products at school.
Education Minister Grace Grace said the State Government was investing up to $2.5 million in a partnership with Share the Dignity to provide 120 State and non-State schools across Queensland with the machines.
“We want all students to be confident to attend school every day,” Minister Grace said.
“Giving students access to free sanitary products can make a real difference, especially for students whose families are doing it tough, have unstable accommodation or are fleeing domestic and family violence.
“I am delighted we had so much interest from schools, with over 200 applying.
“For those schools that missed out this time around, or didn’t get an EOI in, there will be another opportunity to apply for the remaining machines later this year.”