Debate motions from the Australs 2009 held in Monash
Round 1: Education
That extra fees or donations above the actual cost of education should not be used to gain admission into university.
That talented students should be taught separately from their peers.
That indigenous people should have free and unqualified access to university.
Round 2: Global Financial Crisis
That Governments should bail out homeowners directly.
That trade unions should have their power restricted during times of economic crisis.
That Governments should obtain a majority stake in companies that they bail out.
Round 3: Sexuality
That the gay rights movement should not support the institution of marriage.
That we should recognise the right of religious groups to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.
That sexual education classes at school should include, but not be limited to: sexual orientation, anal sex, mutual gratification and masturbation.
Round 4: The Environment
That population control should be part of any global approach to tackle climate change.
That protection of the environment should be considered a mitigating factor when sentencing eco-terrorists.
That the developed world should not sell contaminated material to the developing world for processing.
Round 5: Borders
That soldiers who have fought for foreign countries should be granted citizenship within the country that they fought for.
That this house would open all borders.
That the US should grant citizenship to all Guantanamo detainees regardless of guilt.
Round 6: Latin America
That the United States should stop funding the Columbian Government.
That Latin American countries should take action against countries whose leaders took power through military coups.
That the United States should stop buying Hugo Chavez’s oil.
Round 7: Law
That single parents in prison should be provided special treatment to allow them to raise their young children from behind bars.
That parliamentarians should receive no compensation beyond their base salary.
That employees of the United States Government who authorised or carried out “enhanced interrogation techniques” during the Bush administration should be prosecuted.
Round 8: The “STOP” Round
That we should ban celebrities from participating in political campaigns.
That we should ban mail-order brides.
That we should ban the use and development of all unmanned offensive military weaponry.
That the international community should provide material support to the Iranian opposition
That we should detain and search North Korean vessels suspected of carrying nuclear weapons technology.
That aid to Pakistan should be conditional on allowing international forces to secure and monitor their nuclear weapons installations.
That businesses should refuse to comply with China’s internet restrictions.
That the hiring and firing by employers should not be influenced by information found on social networking sites.
That the Government should subsidise print journalism.
ESL Semi Finals
That Western countries should ban the wearing of the burkha in public spaces.
That Governments should not provide religious services to its military personnel.
That aid agencies should not be allowed to undertake missionary activites.
That water should not be privatised.
That we should create an international market for the sale of babies.
That we should create a global free market for the sale of all drugs.
ESL Grand Final
That ASEAN should establish a Human Rights Court.
That the European Parliament should be abolished.
That Palestine should accept demilitarisation in return for a guaranteed sovereign state.
That we should grant the Roma Gypsies a sovereign state.
That we should divide Sudan.