Gavin Ross, a deadbeat dad from Melbourne, refuses to pay child support for his 7 children. According to his former partners, he owes them thousands of dollars. He has 7 children in all to 4 different women – 3 with one woman, then 1 with the second woman, 1 with the third woman and 2 with the fourth. The mother of his latest clutch of children, Rebecca Warner, claims that he owes her at least $3500 in back-pay to support her two kids that were unfortunate to come from his DNA. She warns other women that Greedy Gavin will make promises of a good life, and then leave them with nothing.
Ainslie Boylin has an 8 year old son from Greedy Gavin. She claims that he paid the extravagant sum of $15 over seven years, not enough to even buy formula for a hungry baby. She has since moved on with a new partner and new baby, and has stopped asking for the money.
It’s not like he doesn’t work and therefore can’t pay (a popular method for getting out of paying child support). Gavin Ross works as a concreter. For those of you from the US who are unfamiliar with Australian stuff, a tradesperson such as a concreter, plumber, electrician etc. can make as much as a doctor. Therefore, Gavin Ross is in a perfect position to pay all the child support he owes.
When A Current Affair approached Greedy Gavin to ask about the missing money and the welfare of his 7 children, he reportedly became aggressive. Not surprising in the least. When these bums are confronted with responsibility, it’s always someone else’s fault that they’re lazy and greedy.
While it’s not illegal to dodge child support obligations in Australia, it can damage one’s credit rating (it’s like failing to pay rent or bills). So if Greedy Gavin wants to borrow some money to buy a nice shiny Holden ute, get the latest iPhone or a McMansion somewhere, this can actually stop him from getting a loan or a phone plan.
Avoiding child support obligations should be classed as child neglect, because it’s failing to provide for a child’s needs.
Update: Looked him up on Facebook (couldn’t resist) and found some interesting, albeit unintelligible, pearls of wisdom about child support – “Well here we go …. I’m so fucking sick of my exes trying to put me away by playing games with my kids … I have made them so I’m going to be in there lives so don’t fuck with me I’m sick of it just let me be a dad I no Wat to do when it comes to my babeys and dhs would not no me becasue thay won’t talk to me … Beck and anz get over your selfs it’s not mine or my kids fault that we didint work out so grow up will yous” I think the gist of it was that the exes were trying to move on away from him (because he’s a deadbeat) and he wants the prestige of being a dad, without the responsibility. Maybe if he paid the proper amount of child support, he would be allowed into their lives. A real dad supports his children.
(I am extra vitriolic because I absolutely hate deadbeat dads. My ex uncle left my aunt to knock up and marry a career breeder with a tribe of kids from all different dads. My aunt struggled to provide for my cousin while his father lived it up in a penthouse on the Gold Coast.)