WYD stays at Randwick, Premier rules

This week CathNews presents the top stories from 2007. This article was originally published on 31 August

NSW Premier Morris Iemma has ruled out moving the World Youth Day closing mass venue from Randwick racecourse.

The Age reports that security and logistical issues are behind his resolve.

His statement came yesterday, which was being described as Randwick's darkest day, due to the outbreak of equine influenza at the racecourse.

Mr Iemma told Southern Cross Radio that he wants to "sit down with the AJC (Australian Jockey Club) and negotiate the event".

He said Randwick is better than the alternative Homebush venue. He cited crowd control, ease of transport, and accommodation of the numbers.

World Youth Day stays, despite horse flu

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Greens join Randwick exit chorus (CathNews 30/8/07)
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)

10 Jan 2008