Shame on him.
Curiously, in Continental Europe, it's rather the Left who defended freedom of expression and the right to blaspheme. The situation here seems to be the opposite to what you describe in Australia.
But I must admit I fail to understand why so-called Progressive men and Liberalism should be associated with the most backward and reactionary religious lobbies and defend the same unenlightened causes. Viewed from my French perspective, it looks like a political oxymoron.