Father with 11 kids to four women says he’s not a ‘deadbeat dad’ owes thousands in child support


Dad who has 11 kids with four different women and lives in a BUS reveals why he’s not a ‘deadbeat dad’ – before admitting he’s ‘going to die owing the most child support ever’

  • Queensland dad accused of owing his ex-partner thousands in child support
  • Donna McBaron claims her ex-husband owes her years worth of payments
  • Daryl Whiting said he has paid his ex-wife $150 a week since they separated
  • Father-of-11 said he will die having never paid the outstanding child support 

A dad-of-11 has said he’s not a ‘deadbeat dad’ and admitted struggling to pay the thousands of dollars in child support he owes his ex-wife.

Donna McBaron says Daryl Whiting owes her many years worth of payments she needs to help provide for their three teenage sons. 

But the 62-year-old, who lives on a Townsville property in far north Queensland in a converted bus, has explained he just doesn’t have the cash after fathering children to four different woman.

Daryl Whiting (pictured) says he will die having never paid the outstanding sum

Daryl Whiting (pictured) says he will die having never paid the outstanding sum

‘I rang them (Child Support Agency) at Christmas time and said, “do you realise I will never be able to pay this”?’ Mr Whiting told A Current Affair.

‘They said, “well we will get it out of you, one way or another” and I just said, “well mate I am going to die owing the most child support ever”.’

Now in a new relationship with a woman who is 32 years younger, his brood ranges from adults in their 40s to a four-month-old baby. 

‘I’m not a deadbeat dad,’ he said. 

‘But I’ve been accused of it by Donna for months and months and months.’ 

Mr Whiting said the child support payments he owes were based on his earnings from a successful business, which he doesn’t own anymore. 

To make up for part of the money owed, he claims he has been paying his ex-wife $150 every month since they separated 15 years ago.

Donna McBaron (pictured) claims her ex-husband Daryl Whiting owes her several years worth of child support to help her provide for their three teenage sons

Donna McBaron (pictured) claims her ex-husband Daryl Whiting owes her several years worth of child support to help her provide for their three teenage sons

Mr Whiting provided a history of transactions to the Nine program dating back to March, showing the money being handed over.

‘I don’t pay the child support industry, I pay it into her bank account,’ he said before admitting: ‘I suppose I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed when it comes to things like that.’

Meanwhile, Ms McBaron says she is also struggling to make ends meet and relies on ‘charity and good people’ just to put food on the table. 

The former hairdresser said she has been forced to quit her job to care for her sons as two of their teenagers have special needs. 

‘We’ve done without everything. There’s everything broken in the house that needs fixing,’ she said. 

‘Clothes, groceries – I have not been able to go and do a grocery shop like normal people, for I could not tell you how long. We rely on charity and good people.’ 

CSA last year transferred about $3.8billion to 1.2 million children in Australian.

Mr Whiting said the child support payments he owes were based on his earnings from a successful business - which he doesn't own anymore

Mr Whiting said the child support payments he owes were based on his earnings from a successful business – which he doesn’t own anymore

Mr Whiting is now in a new relationship with a woman who is 32 years younger (pictured, the couple at their wedding)

Mr Whiting is now in a new relationship with a woman who is 32 years younger (pictured, the couple at their wedding)

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