Chaser projects Alan Jones’ ad and phone number onto Sydney Opera House

Ross Houston
October 9, 2018

Sydney Morning Herald columnist Peter FitzSimons also strongly vented his feelings on the matter, while The Chaser comedians managed to beam their own message onto the Opera House's famous sails in a stunt on Monday evening.

It today announced that all betting on the 2018 The TAB Everest will be suspended from 12pm AEDT, until the final barriers have been publicly displayed on the Opera House this evening.

The barrier draw was today held in confidence by Racing NSW stewards with the results kept private until they were beamed onto the Opera House sails.

The $13 million, 1200-metre sprint at Randwick makes The Everest Australia's richest horse race.

Racing NSW said the decision to draw the results prior to tonight's event was "to circumvent any security risks that may exist".

The plan to promote a horse race on the sails of the Sydney Opera House has been met with public anger and counter-protests.

With 2GB breakfast host Alan Jones at the centre of the storm - for stridently advocating for the use of the Opera House to promote the Everest Horse Race and calling upon its CEO Louise Herron to be sacked - Goa has produced boards offering him free use of its "real billboards".

This morning on his radio show that targets "most people to die of natural causes in the next 12 months" (nice one SBS) Jones non-apologised to Ms Herron for his vile spew.

Luckily for Jones, as it turns out, NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian is a gutless Jones puppet can caved in immediately, overturning the actual documented rules of the Sydney Opera House so that Jones' pals could get their way.

Mr Greenwich said he would move a motion in parliament to amend the Sydney Opera House Trust Act to "stop the culture of a minister picking up the phone on behalf of his mates in the racing industry and telling the Opera House what to do".

Mr Quint said the legal exemptions allowing projection onto the sails made clear that they must be "non-commercial occasions of brief duration".

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