Senator and former broadcaster Derryn Hinch has defended cartoonist Bill Leak over his right to create offensive cartoons.
Leak came under fire this week for a cartoon published by The Australian newspaper depicting a police officer telling an Aboriginal man to talk to his son about personal responsibility, to which he replies "yeah righto, what's his name then?"
Senator Hinch questioned the difference between Leak's "satirical" depiction of aboriginal children and French magazine Charlie Hebdo's depictions of the prophet Mohammed
"Of course it's offensive. But what do we say, je suis Charlie but ban Bill Leak?" Senator Hinch said at told the Melbourne Press Club on Friday.
He also said he would push to amend 18C of the Federal Racial Discrimination Act.
"It should not be a crime to offend or insult somebody. I am offended and insulted by a law that can put you in jail for offending or insulting somebody," he said.