So I've had this pile of motions from National Schools Debating Championships 2016 sitting on my desk for a while. I thought I'd digitize them, and this blog seemed like an easy place to put them.
- That the government should not provide welfare assistance to individuals living in rural or isolated areas where there are no job opportunities
- That local councils should be empowered to legalise and regulate the use and sale of drugs within their local areas
- That we should legalize commercial surrogacy
WA vs VIC. VIC wrote 1, 3, 2. The third topic is circled.
- That pop stars and Hollywood performers becoming spokespersons for feminism is a good thing
- That female politicians running for election should not campaign on the basis of their fulfillment of typical gender roles (ie. good wife, mother, homemaker, cook, etc.)
- That we should allow couples to elect the laws that govern their marriage, including laws providing for fault-based divorce
ACT vs TAS. ACT wrote 2, 1, 3. The first topic is circled.
- That America's use of drones does more harm than good
- That we should regret the West's decision not to intervene in Syria
- That the West should disengage from the South China Sea conflict
WA vs ACT. ACT wrote 2, 1, 3. The first topic is circled.
- That consumers should boycott firms who engage in tax avoidance
- That we should set a maximum number of hours per week that any worker can work
- That insofar as Australia needs to raise its tax revenue, it should use taxes on consumption
ACT vs SA. ACT wrote 1, 2, 3. The second topic is circled.
Venue: SGHS (thanks for the food!)
- That the American Republican Party should disendorse Trump
- That Bernie Sanders would maker a better President that Hillary Clinton
- That Australia should abandon its proposal to build its own submarines and instead host a US navel base.
ACT vs VIC. ACT worte 1, 3, 2. No topic is circled. I believe that the first was debated; but my memory is fickle from that time.
This is an incomplete list (obviously). I will update if I find any more ballots.