Call for NDIS to include sex worker services
Draft rules released this week on eligibility criteria and what constitutes reasonable and necessary support, are silent on whether sex worker services could potentially be covered.
The federal department of community services says no decision has been made to include sex work in the scope of the NDIS, but has declined to rule it out completely.
In a submission to the NDIS parliamentary inquiry, David Heckendorf, who has cerebral palsy, said in jurisdictions where prostitution was legal, sex services should be considered a legitimate need for people with disabilities.
SA Dignity for Disability MP Kelly