The debate tournament called “Whippersnappa Pre-Australs” was held on the 5/30/2020. You can find all the debate topics that were debated in the tournament in this article. If you are looking for the results, please check the category Other debate tournament results.
Here are the motions:
1 That we prefer the establishment of truth and reconciliation commissions to attempts at pursuing retributive justice (e.g. prosecuting perpetrators) in post-conflict states
1 That we should make it an offense to witness a crime and not report it
1 That we should make search engines liable for defamation when their algorithms promote defamatory content
2 That we should ban derivative markets
2 That we should ban hedge funds
2 That we regret central bank independence
3 That the US should escalate its ‘maximum pressure’ campaign against Iran
3 That we, as India, would rejoin the RCEP
3 That the UK should offer citizenship to all residents of Hong Kong
4 That developing countries should ban the sale of GMO products
4 That we shuold genetically design “Philosopher Kings”
4 Assuming that the technology existed, that we would allow individuals to sell their Intelligence Quotient (IQ) as a commodity
5 You are a publicly successful chef, whose real cooking skill is secretly attributable to a rat which directs your movements underneath your chef’s hat. That we should reveal the existence of the rat.
5 That we should ban the consumption of animals
5 That we should ban religious practices that cause cruelty to animals.
Open_Quarters That we regret cancel culture within progressive movements
Open_Quarters That, as Joe Biden, we would prioritize solving economic inequality over racial issues in the campaign
Open_Quarters That, as the minority resistance group, we would submit to the state
Open_Semi That no media platform should receive public funding
Open_Semi That we would abolish the Goldwater Rule
Open_Semi That we should regulate social media entities as publishers/news organisations
Open_Final That, as Bibi Netanyahu, we should abandon efforts to annex Jewish settlements in the West Bank
Open_Final That we regret the rise of decentralisation agendas in developing countries
Open_Final That, as a liberal democracy, we should heavily restrict our Multinational Corporations from investing in/expanding into illiberal states (e.g. Russia, Turkey, China, Poland)
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