Pres­sure on Tatts rules

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS -

BRIS­BANE’S his­toric Tat­ter­sall’s Club has taken an­other step to­wards over­turn­ing a cen­tury-and-a-half old ban on hav­ing women as mem­bers.

The mem­ber­ship has pro­vided feed­back to the club sug­gest­ing most would favour women be­ing ad­mit­ted to the club, es­tab­lished in 1865.

In an email to mem­bers ob­tained by The Courier-Mail, Tatts has re­vealed that 57 per cent of mem­bers who par­tic­i­pated in a re­cent sur­vey agreed mem­ber­ship should be ex­panded to in­clude women.

It is be­lieved the club, which oc­cu­pies a his­toric build­ing at the bot­tom end of Queen St, could move to have a vote on the is­sue be­fore Christ­mas.

The club last voted down a mo­tion to ac­cept women in 2006. Mem­ber­ship has dropped more than 700 in a decade.

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