.Visualise any one or more of those meetings having TAB status TV coverage and imagine how successful they would be in meeting the target the guvment has set RQ.
And visualise them doing it on a day other Saturday . . which it would have to be under current protocols . .
And visualise these bush clubs/RQ meeting the overheads needed to bring them up to speed with TAB meeting requirements
As Arsenal points out . .
It ain't gunna happen
And realists on the committees of the bush (volunteer) clubs don't want TAB status . . They want stability, and their four . . often less . . meetings per year
The economic rationalists from the Great(?) South-East . . where they are within comfortable driving distance of about 300 meetings p.a. (and don't attend) . . want the bush meetings shut down
If more TAB turnover is required to sustain the industry, give more meetings to the existing non-metro TAB clubs . . and let the bush clubs make their contribution to the social fabric of their communities, as they have done for th last 100 years or so