Oliver Morton-Evans, Chief Operating Officer at Neuromersiv.

How Banning NDIS-Funded Sex Work Impacts “Human Identity”

Bill Shorten, Minister for the National Disability Insurance Scheme, has set his sights on banning the funding of sex work services for people with a disability using the NDIS.

This has been met with backlash from the disability community, who argue sex should be considered a human right.

Oliver Morton-Evans has cerebral palsy and has used paid sex work to help him experience sexual intimacy in the past.

Morton-Evans explains how taking away sex work funding will impact people like him across Australia:

“Sexual Wellness is quite an important part of who we are as humans, and I believe denying someone that right to have that kind of intimacy or even education, it is really detrimental,” Morton-Evans said.

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Four years ago, the federal court ruled that the NDIS can fun sex work if deemed reasonable and necessary.

NDIS Minister Bill Shorten is currently working through a review to cut unnecessary spending from the NDIS.

“I would like to see our politicians seek to empower people with disabilities. More to be more really integrated into mainstream society,” Morton-Evans said.

Morton-Evans argues that sexuality is an integral part of human identity and health.

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