Shalailah Medhora // Aboriginal women are kept pregnant as welfare ‘cash cows’, claims former Labor MP | Australia news | The Guardian – Johns made the controversial statements during Channel Ten’s Bolt Report program, where he was discussing constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians with host Andrew Bolt.
“A lot of poor women in this country, a large proportion of whom are Aboriginal, are used as cash cows,” he said. “They are kept pregnant and producing children for the cash. Now, that has to stop.”
Calla Wahlquist // Minister urged to investigate charities commissioner Gary Johns’ ‘offensive’ views | Australia news | The Guardian – Labor senator Jenny McAllister asked Johns if his own past statements – which included a comment on the Bolt Report in 2015 that Indigenous women were being “kept pregnant and producing children for the cash” – could be taken to suggest that he had a negative bias toward Indigenous charities, and whether he disavowed those statements now. Johns answered: “Absolutely not.”