Are you looking for the motions that were debated on the NZ Easters 2018 ? It was held on the 3/31/2018. If you were there, please check the motions and tell me if anything is wrong. Also, leave a comment and tell us how did you enjoy the tournament.
Here are the motions:
Round 1 motion: This house believes that we should exclusively fund political parties through public funding.
Round 1 motion: This house regrets written constitutions.
Round 2: This house believes that, in highly populated urban areas, the government should set a maximum rent that may be charged for residential tenancies.
Round 2: This house would abolish income tax in favour of consumption taxes.
Round 3: This house would prefer a world where it is commonly believed that free will does not exist.
Round 3: This house supports a movement towards granting human rights to AI.
Round 4: A Western democratic nation has recently been the target of a relatively large terrorist attack. That nation has elections scheduled in a week. This house would cancel those elections.
Round 4: This house believes that social media companies should aggressively exclude extremist political content from their platforms.
Round 5: You are one of New Zealand’s top historians and have been asked by the Waitangi Tribunal to provide a record of harm borne by an iwi. You are confident your report will be accepted as true. This house would alter the historical documents to increase the iwi’s likely Treaty settlement.
Round 5: You are an innkeeper. It is approximately 0BC. The King has issued an edict requiring all newborns to be handed to his soldiers in pain of death. You know of such a newborn, he is in your inn’s stable. You suspect the child may be sacred to your God. This house would hand over the child.
Round 6: This house believes that feminists should criticise decisions made by women that seem to entrench patriarchal norms even where women claim it is their choice (e.g. foregoing careers to raise children, having cosmetic surgery).
Round 6: This house would enforce surrogacy contracts, even if the surrogate mother refuses after giving birth.
Round 7: This house regrets the TruThis House and Reconciliation amnesty process.
Round 7: This house believes that in post colonial countries, land confiscated by colonial powers should be seized by the state without compensation.
Round 8: This house believes that the criminal law should not distinguish an attempt to commit a crime from successfully committing a crime.
Round 8: This house believes that juries, not judges, should be entirely responsible for sentencing decisions.
The Open Semi Final motion: You are a humanitarian charity operating in a conflict-zone and have been instructed that to remain working in the country you must provide 50% of your donations to the government or else all access to the country will be forcibly cut off. This house would remain in the conflict-zone.
The Open Semi Final motion: This house believes that charities should not accept money from donors they consider immoral.
The Open Semi Final motion: This house supports student unions who disaffiliate controversial student groups.
The Open Semi Final motion: This house believes that we should recognise a right to be free from intentionally offensive speech.
The Open Final motion: This house believes that Western democratic countries should unilaterally evacuate relics of historical or cultural importance located in unstable countries and take possession of them.
The Open Final motion: This house believes that the International Criminal Court should use private military contractors to arrest people wanted by the Court.
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