One Nation candidate brands single mums 'lazy and ugly'

One Nation candidate David Archibald single mothers
"These are women too lazy to attract and hold a mate," he claims (YouTube/mmattjanet)

An Australian politician says single mothers are "too lazy" to attract and keep a partner, and should lose their government funding.

One Nation's candidate David Archibald wrote an article for the journal Quadrant about "lifestyle choices that could be defunded".

"The first that springs to mind is single motherhood," Mr Archibald wrote.

"These are women too lazy to attract and hold a mate, undoing the work of possibly 3 million years of evolutionary pressure.

"This will result in a rapid rise in the portion of the population that is lazy and ugly.

"We know what causes pregnancy these days, so everyone who gets pregnant outside of marriage is a volunteer. This is an easy one for defunding."

Furthermore, Mr Archibald argued in favour of removing childcare support payments and the disability support pension.

"The 800,000 Australians on the disability pension. OK, not all of them. But a good proportion are able to drive cars, bash police and each other, go fishing and so on," he wrote.

"Now comes federally funded childcare. This is a lifestyle choice. Looking after children is very labour-intensive.

"If society wishes to encourage childbearing, it should reward that with tax rebates to the childbearing pair and leave it at that."