Goa urges Alan Jones to use real billboards in stunt across Queensland

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"Racing NSW Stewards today have conducted the barrier draw for the 2018 The TAB Everest in preparation for this evening's barrier draw event", a Racing NSW release said.

Jones had called for Louise Herron to be sacked during a testy confrontation on Friday after she ruled out allowing words or branding highlighting The Everest to be projected onto the Opera House because "it's not a billboard".

Hundreds of Australians flickered torches on Tuesday at the sails of Sydney's Opera House, aiming the light rays to disrupt horse-racing advertisements projected on its facade, in a protest against the use of the building to promote gambling.

The barrier draw will be published at 7.30pm on Tuesday night.

The change.org petition titled Defend our opera house: support Louise Herron, had passed 265,000 signatures by The Mandarin's Tuesday midday publication time.

But the draw was conducted in private on Tuesday morning in order to avoid a security risk presented by the thousands of protesters who followed through with their promise to show up. NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian later overruled Herron and gave Racing NSW most of what was being asked.

In the letter, Heritage Council chair Stephen Davies said the decision goes against existing management policy and may impact the UNESCO expectation for World Heritage sites.

"The specific exemption for the Opera House says you can't do it if it's commercial", Mr Quint said.

"Gave her a big talking to. you're allowed to project on there, that's the biggest billboard in Sydney, mate".

"I don't believe my words or actions qualify as those of a bully or a misogynist but there are clearly many people who do", Jones said on 2GB.

The apology came hours after The Chaser had taken matters into their own hands, with a stunt that saw them project what was "apparently" Jones' real phone number onto a number of Sydney landmarks including the Opera House.

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