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WUDC Manila 2012

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Here are the motions from the WUDC held in Manila in 2012. Tell us how you remember the tournament!

Prelim Rounds:

Round 1: THW make fathers take paternity leave.
Round 2: THW prevent politicians from making fact claims,that, while not technically lies, are substantially misleading voters.
Round 3: THW force large companies who leave an area to pay the costs of any resulting structural unemployment.
Round 4: THW require individuals to use all their wealth beyond USD 5 millions for philanthropic projects.
Round 5: THW require deaf parents to send their kids (whether deaf/hearing) to mainstream schools for their primary & secondary education.
Round 6: TH supports politicians who pass progressive legislation even when it is contrary to the wishes of the democratic electorate.
Round 7: TH supports the free movement of labour worldwide.
Round 8: THW exempt academic disputes from defamation law.
Round 9: THW ban all private healthcare in favour of a comprehensive public healthcare system.

Break Rounds:

Main :
Octo Finals:
THW not allow a single media company to own multiple TV channels or newspapers (whether in print or online)
Quarter Final: THBT “Western” consultants advising dictatorships have a moral duty to sabotage them.
Semi Final: THBT images designed to even slightly sexually attract/aroused viewer should be restricted to specialist adult site/xxx domain.
Final: TH supports nationalism.

English as a second language (ESL):

Quarter Final: THW limit Government ministers’ standard of living to that of someone on the current median wage.
Semi Final: In countries with few female politicians, this house believes it is good to have a politically active ‘first lady’
Grand Final: THS scientist who fabricate evidence exaggerating certainty of man-made climate change where there is low likelihood of being caught.

English as a foreign language (EFL):

Semi Final: THBT when doctors discover a patient has a STD, they should reveal that information to the patients partner.
Grand Final: ???

Other Motions:

Master R1: THW stop public funding for the post secondary education and use the money to give everyone an equal loathsome payment on their 18th Birthday to use how they see fit.
Adj Test: THW ban all reporting of individual hostage taking.
Public Speaking: Why I debate?
Women’s Night Motion: THW only sell porn for women made by women.

World University Debate Championship MANILA 99

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First Rounds
1. This house supports the bombing of Iraq.
2. This house believes globalization marginalises the poor.
3. This house believes the father should be present at conception.
4. This house believes ASEAN should rally behind Anwar.
5. This house believes art should be free from censorship.
6. This house believes democracy is the best way forward for Russia.
7. This house believes religious leaders should listen to opinion polls.
8. This house would rehabilitate criminals.
9. This house believes that federalism will not work for europe
Octo Final: This house believes that old dictators should not have to face the music
Qtr Final: This house believes that Media is more Powerful than the Government
Semi Final: This House would get US bases out of Asia
Final: This house believes Nethanyahu is the biggest obstacle to peace in Israel

Masters:
Final: This house believes that a celibate priest is an unhappy priest
Semi-Finals: This House believes that Child Labour is necessary in developing countries
First Round: This house would support global nuclear disarmament

Public Speaking:
Long live the adjudicators
From the original recepie to extra crispy
Fish & Chips
The adventure of coach commando
Sex- a deadly weapon
Its a jungle out there
True love is another myth
Writing in the snow
1999
Pick-up lines at a sushi bar
We want rice with that