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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

Melbourne

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Round 1: Monday, March 21st 2022

VCE Grade at 7pm

That people who are unvaccinated for COVID-19 by choice should not have access to the public health system

Affirmative teamNegative team
Victorian College of the Arts 1 (Year 11)vs.Haileybury City 1 (Year 11)
University High School 1 (Year 11)vs.Haileybury City 1
University High School 1vs.Bye

C Grade at 7pm

That we should boycott major sporting events held in countries with poor human rights records

Affirmative teamNegative team
Victorian College of the Arts 2 (Year 9)vs.Victorian College of the Arts 1 (Year 9)
University High School 1 (Year 9)vs.Haileybury City 1
Haileybury City 2 (Year 9)vs.University High School 1
Haileybury City 4 (Year 9)vs.Haileybury City 3

D Grade at 7pm

That sporting bodies should not accept sponsorship from gambling companies

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

 

Round 2: Monday, April 4th 2022

VCE Grade at 7pm

That we prefer a hung parliament to a majority government

Affirmative teamNegative team
Wurun Senior Campus 3vs.Victorian College of the Arts 1 (Year 11)
Haileybury City 1 (Year 11)vs.Wurun Senior Campus 2
Wurun Senior Campus 1vs.University High School 1 (Year 11)
Haileybury City 1vs.Bye

C Grade at 7pm

That parliamentarians should be allowed to hold citizenship other than Australian citizenship

Affirmative teamNegative team
Haileybury City 1vs.University High School 1
Victorian College of the Arts 2 (Year 9)vs.Haileybury City 2 (Year 9)
University High School 1 (Year 9)vs.Haileybury City 3
Victorian College of the Arts 1 (Year 9)vs.Bye

D Grade at 7pm

That we should abolish the Australian citizenship test

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

 

Round 3: Monday, May 16th 2022

VCE Grade at 7pm

Secret Topic

Affirmative teamNegative team
Victorian College of the Arts 1 (Year 11)vs.University High School 1 (Year 11)
Haileybury City 1 (Year 11)vs.Wurun Senior Campus 1
Wurun Senior Campus 2vs.Haileybury City 1
Byevs.Bye

C Grade at 7pm

Advised: Science and Health

Affirmative teamNegative team
University High School 1 (Year 9)vs.Victorian College of the Arts 1 (Year 9)
Victorian College of the Arts 2 (Year 9)vs.Haileybury City 1
University High School 1vs.Haileybury City 3
Haileybury City 2 (Year 9)vs.Bye

D Grade at 7pm

That the government should employ state artists (E.g. Poet Laureate)

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

 

Round 4: Monday, June 6th 2022

VCE Grade at 7pm

Secret Topic

Affirmative teamNegative team
Haileybury City 1 (Year 11)vs.University High School 1 (Year 11)
Haileybury City 1vs.Wurun Senior Campus 1
Victorian College of the Arts 1 (Year 11)vs.Wurun Senior Campus 2
Byevs.Bye

C Grade at 7pm

Secret Topic

Affirmative teamNegative team
Haileybury City 3vs.Haileybury City 2 (Year 9)
Victorian College of the Arts 2 (Year 9)vs.University High School 1 (Year 9)
Victorian College of the Arts 1 (Year 9)vs.University High School 1
Haileybury City 1vs.Bye

D Grade at 7pm

That the ABC should only show Australian-made content

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

 

Round 5: Monday, August 1st 2022

VCE Grade at 7pm

Secret Topic

Affirmative teamNegative team
Haileybury City 1vs.Haileybury City 1 (Year 11)
Victorian College of the Arts 1 (Year 11)vs.Wurun Senior Campus 1
Wurun Senior Campus 2vs.Bye

C Grade at 7pm

That crops that require substantial environmental altering (irrigation, fertilizers, etc.) should not be allowed to be grown in Australia

Affirmative teamNegative team
Haileybury City 1vs.Haileybury City 2 (Year 9)
Victorian College of the Arts 1 (Year 9)vs.University High School 1 (Year 9)
University High School 1vs.Victorian College of the Arts 2 (Year 9)
Haileybury City 3vs.Bye

D Grade at 7pm

That we regret the rise of social media in fighting crime

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.