Details about the number of sex workers and sex aids funded by the NDIA

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Dear National Disability Insurance Agency,

Following extensive commentary in the media by Minister Stuart Robert about sex workers, funding of yachts and holidays, I request the following information;

Sex aids

In 2018 - 2021, how many NDIS participants have had sex aids funded (including positioning aids, vibrators, dildos, anal toys, sleeves, penis rings, vacuum pumps, Kegel balls and harnesses) by the NDIS?

How much did these aids cost in total?

How many participants had sex aids modified or purpose built for the purposes of upholding their reproductive rights or access to usual sex or masturbation?

In 2018 - 2021, how many NDIS participants have had other types of aids and equipment (including wheelchairs, hoists, seating systems) funded by the NDIS?

How much did these aids and equipment cost?

Sex workers

In 2018 - 2021, how many NDIS participants have had sex workers funded for the express purpose of participating in sexual intercourse? How much did this cost?

(Note: the definition of sex worker in this context excludes any therapeutic services such as sex education services, trauma therapy, use of a sex therapist, sexologist or registered specialist disability sexual health organisation)

In 2018 – 2021, how many NDIS participants were funded for expressly therapeutic services such as sex education services, trauma therapy, use of a sex therapist, sexologist or registered specialist disability sexual health organisation)?

How much did this cost?

In 2018 – 2021, how many participants were funded for therapy services that excluded sex related services?

How much did this cost?

Yachts

In the past two years, how many yachts (medium sized sailing boat equipped for cruising or racing) have been fully funded by the NDIS?

Under what conditions were the yachts funded?

How much did this cost?

In the past two years, how many participants accessed holidays (excluding Short Term Accommodation where a participant or parent/carer/guardian is funded to access informal respite to take a break from their caring role) have been funded by the NDIS?

How much did this cost?

I also request all email correspondence between DSS/members of government and parliament and government as well as all reports related to the above.

Yours faithfully,

Karen Reynolds

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Dear Karen Reynolds

 

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Kind regards

 

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Parliamentary, Ministerial & FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

 

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Dear Karen Reynolds

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your request. If you
require this in a different format, please let us know.

 

Please contact us at [1][NDIA request email] if you have any questions or
require help.

 

Thank you.

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Parliamentary, Ministerial & FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

 

[2]Title: NDIS delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency

 

 

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Dear foi,

Thanks for that.

I understand that it may be a big job to compile the information I asked for.

Therefore I am happy to limit the scope of my request to the following

Sex aids

From Jan 2018 - Jan 2021, how many NDIS participants have had sex aids funded (including
positioning aids, vibrators, dildos, anal toys, sleeves, penis rings, vacuum pumps, Kegel
balls and harnesses) by the NDIS?

How much did these aids cost in total?

How many participants had sex aids modified or purpose built for the purposes of
upholding their reproductive rights or access to usual sex or masturbation?

From Jan 2018 - Jan 2021, how many NDIS participants have had other types of aids and equipment
(including wheelchairs, hoists, seating systems) funded by the NDIS?

How much did these aids and equipment cost?

Yours sincerely,

Karen Reynolds

National Disability Insurance Agency

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personal information, you can make a request online under our Participant
Information Access (PIA) process.

 

To make a request, please complete our online request form:
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Dear Karen Reynolds

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your request.  If you
require the attachment in a different format, please let us know.

 

We will process your request as quickly as possible.  We will also keep in
regular contact with you, especially if there's any delay.  At this stage,
you can expect to hear from us on or before 1 July 2021.

 

Please contact us at [1][NDIA request email] if you have any questions or
require help.

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Parliamentary, Ministerial & FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

 

[2]Title: NDIS delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency

 

 

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Dear Karen Reynolds

 

Thank you for your request for information.

 

Please find attached correspondence in relation to your request.  If you
require this attachment in a different format, please let us know.

 

Please contact us at [1][NDIA request email] if you have any questions or
require help.

 

Thank you.

 

Kind regards

 

Freedom of Information Officer

Parliamentary, Ministerial & FOI Branch

Government Division

National Disability Insurance Agency

 

[2]Title: NDIS delivered by the National Disability Insurance Agency

 

 

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