The Chaser Projected Alan Jones Phone Number Onto Sydney Opera House

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The Opera House sails have been used in art installations and to advertise events such as the Rugby Union World Cup, but not for commercial advertising.

Overnight the comedy group shared footage of some members driving around Sydney in a auto with a projector attached, projecting the words "Advertise Here: Call Alan" onto the NSW Art Gallery, Parliament House and the Opera House.

The decision to cancel the live barrier draw came hours after broadcaster Alan Jones publicly apologised for his on-air treatment of the Opera House chief executive.

"This is one of the biggest events of the year... why not put it on the biggest billboard Sydney has?" said Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Prior to Jones' apology, The Australian reported Herron was weighing up her legal options following follow-up comments made by Jones defending his position, in which he called her a "tyrant". It should be noted that Herron was upholding the statute of the Opera House in doing so. "In relation to Louise [Herron], I was tough regarding an issue I and others felt is very important". He said he didn't bully her but acknowledges that "there were people who thought he did".

Despite the protesters' efforts, televised pictures showed the projection, which began about 20 minutes earlier than planned, remained clearly visible and displayed horses' racing colours and barrier numbers.

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The petition was delivered to state parliament on Tuesday morning, where member for Sydney Alex Greenwich later confirmed he would try to remove the power of government to overrule Opera House management. It was created on Friday.

An image from the Racing NSW submission to the Opera House. "Call Alan" onto the famous building.

The drama unfolded during the State Government's Responsible Gambling Awareness Week.

Jones says the protest should not happen.

Hundreds of torchlights shone on the Sydney Opera House as protesters attempted to disrupt the controversial promotion of a multi-million dollar horse race on the icon's sails.

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