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The DAV is a non-profit association which exists to promote debate. It is the peak debating body in Victoria and runs large competitions for adults and for schools across Victoria. It provides training and resources for debaters, teachers and adjudicators.

Points of Information Podcast

A podcast by the DAV discussing all things debating! If you have a question you’d like answered on the podcast you can email it to media@dav.com.au.

Episodes

Introducing Points of Information!

20 Jun 2019

The DAV's debate-focused podcast, where a panel of some of the association's best and most outgoing adjudicators discuss debating tips for our schools competition debaters. In this first episode, the team does a re-cap of some of the round two topics, before discussion how to improve manner, what some common debating traps are, and how adjudication works. With Alexander Gregory, Arya Jithoo, Isabella Kruzas and Mitchell Dye.

 

The Secret to Secret Topics

29 Jul 2019

The DAV's debate-focused podcast, where a panel of some of the association's best and most outgoing adjudicators discuss debating tips for our schools competition debaters. For the second episode the panel discusses ways to improve secret topic preparation, before working together to prepare for a secret topic themselves. With Alexander Gregory, Elmira Cheung, Isabella Leach and Johnathan Benney.

 

End of Schools, Middle of Finals, Start of JSP

26 Aug 2019

The DAV's debate-focused podcast, where a panel of some of the association's best and most outgoing adjudicators discuss debating tips for our schools competition debaters. With one year down the panel discuss some of the ups and downs of the last year of debating, and look forward to the upcoming finals and junior secondary program. With Alexander Gregory, Elmira Cheung, Mitchell Dye and Jesse Heath.

 

The Basics of Definitions, Models and Rebuttals

10 Oct 2019

The DAV's debate-focused podcast, where a panel of some of the association's best and most outgoing adjudicators discuss debating tips for our schools competition debaters. With the Junior Secondary Program in full swing, the panel is looking at some of the best advice for beginner debaters, covering definitions, models, and rebuttals. With Alexander Gregory, Isabella Leach and Joel Cripps