Iggy Pop may be known as the godfather of punk, but he's returned to Sydney at a time where punk is one of the hardest things to be.
The Opera House horse racing debacle was an ugly episode that enraged Sydneysiders. But amid all the noise one question got lost: did it breach heritage laws?
The crowd at the race was up almost 20% and betting turnover was up 9%. At least some of this success was due to the free publicity from the Opera House debacle.
The Opera House advertising stoush has caused headaches for Alan Jones and the NSW government, but has it done anything to damage NSW Racing's Everest horse race?
More than 1000 people, including the rock icon, disrupted Racing NSW's advertising in protest of the "absolutely disgusting behaviour by our government".
I respect my colleague Trapeze Artist, as an athlete and as a horse. He is a good boy with fine strong teeth, but I disagree with his views on this Opera House controversy.
Governments assume giving public spaces like the Opera House and Federation Square to commercial interests will not harm them. It will.
Why stop at the Sydney Opera House? From war memorials to cathedrals, all public spaces should and must be given over to advertising.