I don’t have a problem with 200,000 Catholics piling in to our city .
I do have a problem with any event that requires the writing of its own specialist laws to prevent undefined annoyances, and makes our city resemble somewhat more of a police state from one of Cory Doctorow’s novels than the free society it’s meant to be.
It’s the Iemma government who’s at fault here more than anyone else.
“Lord knows World Youth Day is appealing: it’s the chance to take on two decrepit authoritarian institutions for the price of one.” Julian Morrow, July 3rd
Update: Laws revoked in the federal court. Not because they were illegal, but because “[they] could not possibly have been the intention of parliament”.