Defend our Opera House.

Our Opera house is now a billboard. This architectural masterpiece is protected and listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List under the World Heritage Convention, placing it alongside the Taj Mahal, the ancient Pyramids of Egypt and the Great Wall of China as one of the most outstanding places on Earth. It just shows that our Government is bowing to commercialism by allowing a silly horse race to be featured on it’s magnificent sails that constitutes its roof.

Please sign this petition to try, chip in, and reverse this silly decision. At the writing of this post 174.000 people have signed


Thank you,



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22 Responses to “Defend our Opera House.”

  1. janesmudgeegarden Says:

    We have already signed, Gerard. Louise Herron has been treated abominably.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. gerard oosterman Says:

    206,565 have signed. Let’s get to 300,000!


  3. shoreacres Says:

    Good grief. Signed.

    Liked by 1 person

    • gerard oosterman Says:

      The petition with more than 235 000 signatures was presented this morning to the NSW Premier who refused to accept it.
      She claims the proposed advertisement was in good taste and very nicely done. It is staggering that our leaders can’t see that using the Opera house as a billboard is wrong. It doesn’t matter if the adv is nice or well done.
      Our Prime Mister was basking with pure joy with the idea, and called the Opera House ‘the biggest bill-board in the world.
      Thank you for signing ,Linda.


  4. kaytisweetlandrasmussen83 Says:

    Dreadful. I signed

    Liked by 1 person

    • gerard oosterman Says:

      What next, ‘n OMO washing powder adv? What infuriates many is that the horse racing industry is very powerful. It’s main aim is not to encourage the love of horses but more the love of gambling. Billions are being made from betting and gambling and the cost to society is enormous.
      It should be banned. If people are genuinely loving horses they should go to the meadows and give carrots and groom/stroke nice horses.


  5. rangewriter Says:

    What a sad state of affairs. We see this commercialization all over in America too, worst is in our beautiful national parks. I hope the petition has an impact.


    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Australia and the US are instantly recognizable by their love of advertising hoardings. Those suburban shopping strips! Everything is advertised, for sale, and everything is ‘Special’ and 50% discounted. Awful.

      Protests are planned for tonight with onlookers adviced to interupt the advretisement of those race horses on the Opera House by strobe lighting and powerful torches.


  6. petspeopleandlife Says:

    The signs on the opera house are the ultimate in crassness and crudeness. I signed the petition.


    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Thank you for signing. The advertising industry is unregulated. If you can put up a sign anywhere no one will bother you. The good news is that betting has been suspended on this horse racing event that is planned for this week-end in Sydney.
      They cite a lack of security. We will see what will happen tonight when the adv is supposed to be projected on the sails of the Sydney Opera House.
      They expect many to protest and boycott the event. So far 270 000 signatures!!!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Tulipels Says:

    Signed and shared


    • gerard oosterman Says:

      Thank you for taking the trouble.

      If every public building is given free range for a billboard advertising event I suggested to use the Canberra War memorial and see how that will go down.
      Sport is overrated in Australia. Some schools have rugby, tennis soccer and all sorts of sport as part of the curriculum.
      Not so much cultural subjects. Books/art are generally looked upon with suspicion.


  8. doesitevenmatter3 Says:

    UGH on them doing that!

    I signed. I hope more than 300,000 people will sign in support.


  9. Curt Mekemson Says:

    So much in agreement, Gerard. Go get them! –Curt


  10. Big M Says:

    Hopefully we can get the stone pillars that support the Harbour Bridge made to look like cans of VB or Toohey’s Blue. Perhaps our politician’s own homes could find space for tampon or condom ads?


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