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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.

Schools Competition
(Yr 9-12 Debating)

Draws

Ballarat

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Round 1: Tuesday, March 26th 2019

VCE Grade at 7pm

That, instead of being elected, members of Parliament should be randomly selected

Affirmative teamNegative team
Loreto College 1 (Year 11)vs.Ballarat & Clarendon College 2
Ballarat Grammar School 1 (Year 11)vs.Ballarat & Clarendon College 1
Damascus College 1 (Year 11)vs.Ballarat Grammar School 1

C Grade at 7pm

That police should always carry tasers rather than guns

Affirmative teamNegative team
Ballarat & Clarendon College 3vs.Ballarat High School 1
Ballarat Grammar School 1vs.Ballarat & Clarendon College 2
Damascus College 1vs.Ballarat & Clarendon College 1
Phoenix P-12 Community College 1vs.Ballarat & Clarendon College 4

D Grade at 6pm

That we should ban horse racing

Affirmative teamNegative team
Ballarat High School 3vs.Ballarat & Clarendon College 2
Damascus College 2vs.Ballarat High School 2
Ballarat Grammar School 1vs.Ballarat High School 1
Damascus College 1vs.Ballarat & Clarendon College 1
Phoenix P-12 Community College 1vs.Bye

 

Round 2: Wednesday, April 3rd 2019

VCE Grade at 7pm

That we should criminally prosecute companies that use sweatshops

The draw for this round will be published closer to the start of the round.

C Grade at 7pm

That we should abolish political parties

The draw for this round will be published closer to the start of the round.

D Grade at 6pm

That all political parties should have quotas for female candidates

The draw for this round will be published closer to the start of the round.

 

Round 3: Tuesday, May 28th 2019

VCE Grade at 7pm

Secret topic

The draw for this round will be published closer to the start of the round.

C Grade at 7pm

Advised topic area - Economics

The draw for this round will be published closer to the start of the round.

D Grade at 6pm

That we should abolish standardised testing (e.g. NAPLAN)

The draw for this round will be published closer to the start of the round.

 

Round 4: Thursday, June 27th 2019

VCE Grade at 7pm

Secret topic

The draw for this round will be published closer to the start of the round.

C Grade at 7pm

Secret topic

The draw for this round will be published closer to the start of the round.

D Grade at 6pm

That convicted criminals should not be allowed to publish accounts of their crimes

The draw for this round will be published closer to the start of the round.

 

Round 5: Wednesday, July 31st 2019

VCE Grade at 7pm

Secret topic

Round five is power-paired (teams will debate against a team adjacent to them on the ladder). Draws for round five will be released after round four.

C Grade at 7pm

That too many people go to university

Round five is power-paired (teams will debate against a team adjacent to them on the ladder). Draws for round five will be released after round four.

D Grade at 6pm

That refugees should have full access to the Australian welfare system

Round five is power-paired (teams will debate against a team adjacent to them on the ladder). Draws for round five will be released after round four.