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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.

Latest DAV News

Schools Competition Ladders: - April 1st
We are currently experiencing issues with our website and have been unable to upload ladders for this year's competition. We hope to have this issue resolved as quickly as possible and thank everyone for their patience. more...

Junior Public Speaking Competition - March 31st
Registration for the 2014 Junior Public Speaking Competition has now opened. The Public Speaking Competition is open to students from Years 7-9. The preliminary round will take place over one school day and commence with a training component. Students will then deliver one prepared speech and two impromptu speeches. more...

Harangue Issue 2, 2014 is now available! - March 27th
A new issue of Harangue, the DAV's Student Publication, is now available for download on the DAV website. Harangue is an excellent, free resource for student debaters and is prepared on a volunteer basis by our adjudicators and publications officer. In this issue, our writers expose some common debating myths, offer some great hints on rebuttal, identify a number of common speaker issues and teach debaters how to get the "sass factor" in their speech.

Previous issues of Harangue are also available for download in our online archive. more...

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