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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.

Topic Archive: Junior Secondary Program


That schools should enforce consequences for students who participate in strikes during school hours

That we regret the use of participation awards

That we should incentivise people to relocate to the country


That all female athletes should have the same pay and conditions as male athletes

That emojis reduce our ability to communicate

That violent toys and games should be banned for children


That we should have video surveillance in all public places

That Hollywood movies should be true to history

That space exploration is not worth the cost


That after-school sport should be compulsory

That the government should increase funding for the arts

That parents should have access to their children’s social media accounts



That we should ban extreme sports

That all secondary students should have to learn an Asian language at school

That we should significantly increase the price of petrol



That students should be required to stay at school until the end of year twelve

That we should ban the use of animals in sport

That Australia should increase its reliance on solar power



That we should ban smoking in all public places

That we should ban the sale of fur

That voting in elections should be voluntary



That the Olympic Games are more trouble than they are worth

That we should ban energy drinks

That there should be a minimum age for mobile phone usage



That it should be illegal to keep animals as pets

That everyone should learn a language other than English

That myspace and Facebook should not allow users under the age of 18



That we should ban all medical testing on animals

That we should teach manners in school

That parents should not be allowed to smack their children



That smoking should be illegal

That beauty is better than brains

That we should have video surveillance in all public places



That school uniforms should be compulsory

That the voting age should be lowered to 12

That computers do more harm than good



That all high school students should face mandatory drug tests.

That we should ban sexist advertising.

That we should build more wind farms.



That we should ban violent video games.

That school canteens should not sell junk food.

That Harry Potter should not be taught in schools.



That school sport should be compulsory.

That the Olympics have lost their meaning.

That we should close all zoos.



That beauty pageants should be banned.

That we should have a youth curfew.

That we need a new flag.