Submission to the NDIS Review on mandatory registration of NDIS service providers

People with disability in Australia have a legally recognised right to access reasonable and necessary sex, sexuality and relationship supports, including services provided by sex workers. The implementation of the NDIS Review recommendation 17 presents a real danger of completely eroding this right.

It is vital that the NDIS Provider and Worker Registration Taskforce listens to people with disability and sex workers with experience providing services to people with a disability. It is contrary to the intent of the NDIS that the Review removes access to reasonable and necessary support through the implementation of an inappropriate registration scheme. Any system of mandatory provider registration must provide safety, usability and increased access for both participants and sex workers providing services under the NDIS.