Greens join Randwick exit chorus

The NSW Greens have joined the racing industry in calling for World Youth Day celebrations to be moved from Randwick Racecourse.

Greens MP Lee Rhiannon said the racing industry already in difficulty following the spread of equine influenza in NSW.

But the State Government is flexing its legal muscles.

The Daily Telegraph reports that the Government has made it clear they are the legal owners.

And a World Youth Day spokesman stressed that access to Randwick is an issue for the State Government, who is the owner of the site. He said the Australian Jockey Club is only a tenant.

Call for NSW govt to move Papal venue (The Age, 29/8/07)
Move World Youth Day from Randwick: Greens (Sydney Morning Herald, 29/8/07)
Racing Industy Condemns Catholic Church (Racing and Sports, 29/8/07)
New plan delivers for racing and WYD (Catholic Weekly, 2/9/07)

LINKS (not necessarily endorsed by Church Resources)
World Youth Day 2008
Australian Jockey Club
NSW Greens

Not moving: Randwick trainers defiant (CathNews, 30/8/07)
Not too late to move WYD: Cups King (CathNews, 27/8/07)
WYD seeks Sydney harbour site for opening (CathNews, 20/8/07)
Conversions off the WYD inter-faith agenda (CathNews, 16/8/07)
WYD to showcase faith potential to unite world (CathNews, 15/8/07)
Howard, Rudd promise $15 million more for WYD (CathNews, 13/8/07)
Condoms not on for WYD (CathNews, 30/7/07)
Love in the air for WYD (CathNews, 24/7/07)
Young Christians helping WYD pilgrims get piece of action (CathNews, 19/7/07)
Open hearts to WYD pilgrims, Fisher urges Sydney (CathNews, 17/7/07)
Can't lease Randwick for WYD, trainers tell club (CathNews, 11/7/07)
Randwick no place for pope, opines Cup winner Cummings (CathNews, 10/7/07)
Pope set to come, trainers to sue over WYD (CathNews, 5/7/07)

30 Aug 2007