The disability fight for sex workers

Rachel Wotton and Mohammed Samrah

Rachel Wotton and Mohammed Samrah. Photos: supplied

Disability funding in Australia is meant to be for the individual. But there have been problems accepting this funding could be used to hire sex workers. A recent landmark court case gave the green light to this funding, but what does it mean in actuality?

Through speaking with sex workers, disability advocacy organisation, NDIS case workers and individuals with a disability accessing sex worker services, we found there was a real need for this funding, but also that there remains an inherent taboo in accessing these services.

Listen to the University of Technology Sydney’s podcast, which explores what sex worker services mean for people with a disability and how the landmark case will help support this service.