Gary Johns is an advisor to the Prime Minister's Community Business Partnership which deals with communities and vulnerable people.
1. "It seems to me the right to procreate has overridden the best interests of the child."
2. "Billie Jo’s welfare history was not reported but I do not doubt that she, her mother and Bob were long-term welfare beneficiaries."
This was in reference to one of the stars of SBS's controversial series, Struggle Street.
3. "While she was on a benefit Billie Jo should have been on a long-acting reversible contraceptive."
4. "Surely, at least in these cases, while in receipt of a benefit, a woman must be placed on contraception."
But this isn't Gary Johns' first rodeo. In January he wrote another piece for The Australian under the title, "Be productive, then procreate." In it, he said:
5. "The working class, by and large, waits until they can afford to have children. The non-working class may not. The best way to have the non-working class mimic the working class is to have them practice contraception."
6. "It may be a human right to procreate, but it also a glorious inanity in the context of what to do about those who have children on a public benefit. It is not a human right to raise a family at someone else’s expense."
7. "Taxpayers decide who shall receive benefits and the circumstances under which they receive them."
But all of this comes after Johns' pièce de résistance, this December 30, 2014 piece, "No contraception, no dole." The opening line...
8. "If a person’s sole source of income is the taxpayer, the person, as a condition of benefit, must have contraception. No contraception, no benefit."
9. "Potential parents of poor means, poor skills or bad character will choose to have children. So be it. But no one should enter parenthood while on a benefit."
10. "Some families, some communities, some cultures breed strife. Governments cannot always fix it. Compulsory contraception for those on benefits would help crack intergenerational reproduction of strife."
The Prime Minister's office has been contacted for comment.