Motions from Australs in 2007 in UT Mara
Round 1: DEMOCRACY
That presidential democracies should change to parliamentary democracies.
That the media should be required to cap political advertising by candidates and parties during elections.
That Tonga should abandon its absolute monarchy.
Round 2: BIOETHICS
That the West should not recognize clinical trials conducted in the Third World.
That governments should abolish patent protection and instead establish a fund that guarantees payments for the development of new medicines for Third World diseases.
That we should have a moratorium on genetically modified foods until they are proven to be safe.
Round 3: MALAYSIA … TRULY ASIA
That segregating universities on the basis of ethnicity should be abolished.
That all Malaysians should come under the same civil code.
That Malaysia should abolish compulsory national service.
Round 4: The Dismal Science
That governments in the Third World should reclaim ownership of basic services.
That the WTO should enforce fair trade instead of free trade.
That growth in happiness, not growth in GDP, should be the measure of success in developed countries.
Round 5: LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
That new citizens should be required to pass a language and values test.
That we should strive to prevent endangered languages from becoming extinct.
That the membership of the United Nations Security Council should represent the world’s major ‘civilizations’.
Round 6: SECURITY IN ASIA PACIFIC
That we should lift trade sanctions on North Korea as soon as it shuts and seals its nuclear facilities.
That Sri Lanka should grant the Tamils statehood.
That Australia should recruit soldiers from Pacific Island States.
Round 7: THE NANNY STATE
That democratic states should adopt Singapore’s law regarding oral sex.
That the state should compel the parents of obese children to sponsor a child in the Third World.
That ’emo’ youths should be placed in state care.
Round 7: THE GREATEST MARKET FAILURE IN HISTORY
That we should use biofuels as the solution to ‘peak oil’.
That the developed world should institute a policy of zero population growth.
That we should abandon the Kyoto Protocol in favour of the Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (AP6).
Round 8: MIDDLE EAST
The West Bank should become a part of Jordan.
That the West should overtly support pro-democracy movements in Middle Eastern states.
That only ‘soft power’ can achieve America’s goal of democratisation in the Middle East.
Octo Finals: LABOUR
That host countries of guest workers should pay a tax to the country of origin.
That the Members-States should grant free movement of labour in EU.
That South America should cease coca eradication programs.
ESL Semi Final: HEALTH AND EDUCATION
That the United States should establish a system of universal health care.
That religious schools should be forced to teach comprehensive sex education.
That Southeast Asian Governments should provide condoms in prisons.
That the election of Hillary Clinton would be good for women.
Quarter Finals: WHATS COLD IS HOT AGAIN
That we should suspend Russia’s G8 membership pending democratic reforms.
That NATO should support the unilateral declaration of Kosovo’s independence.
That the US should accept Putin’s request to modify its plans for missile defense.
Semi Finals: SIZE DOES MATTER
That male circumcision should be banned.
That we should decriminalize prostitution in Southeast Asia.
That cock fighting should be banned.
ESL Final: GENDER
That we should legalise abortion in Southeast Asia.
That there should be gender quotas for Executive positions in Fortune 500 companies.
That doctors should be required to report suspected cases of domestic violence.
Grand Final: Mental Health
That governments should pay for treatments that seek to ‘normalise’ autism.