Bill Leak doesn’t have to explain himself to the government over cartoon, by Caroline Overington.
The Human Rights Commission has announced that it has given him a fortnight to produce evidence that he was not being racist when he drew a picture of an Aboriginal man who didn’t know his own son’s name [down below].
I’m asking him to refuse.
What sort of country do we live in?
To my mind, Bill Leak doesn’t have to explain himself to the government. No cartoonist, no film maker, no song writer, no poet, no historian, no artist should ever have to explain themselves to the government. …
Professor Triggs has also suggested that she wants The Australian to cease reporting developments during the “investigation and conciliation” phase of the case.
Never, never, never.
For the love of all that is good in the world, we have to keep talking about this. It’s the only way forward.
The PC are bullies, and use the threat of force implicit in government to get their way. Much classier than street thugs.