Here are the results of the Australian British Parliamentary Debating Championships held at Sydney University. The tournament consisted of 7 rounds before breaking to semi-finals.
Winning Team: Amit Golder (Monash) and Steve Hind (Sydney)
Best Speaker: Tim Mooney (Sydney) with 583 speaker points.
Tim Mooney & Julia Fetherston (Sydney) - Breaking top of tab on 17 points and 1163 speaks
Seamus Coleman & Phil Barker (Melbourne)
Tom Robertson & Giselle Kenny (Sydney)
Jack Wright (Sydney) & Charlie Ashton (Queensland)
Lauren Humphrey & Alice Heathcote (Queensland)
Dominic Thurbon & Emily Heath (Sydney)
Steph Paton & Naomi Hart (Sydney)
Round One – Religion (Ireland I):
That this house would compel priests to divulge the details of confessionals in criminal trials.
Round Two – Economics:
That this house supports bailing out failing financial icons
Round Three – International Relations:
That this house believes that Iraq has the right to freely prosecute all foreign soldiers for serious crimes committed in their nation.
Round Four – Health
That this house believes that governments should provide a rebate for preventative health care measures.
Round Five – EU (or Ireland II):
That this house believes that EU member states should allow for domestic referendums on all constitutional changes to the EU.
Round Six – Social Policy
That this house would grant the mentally ill and their families the right to refuse medical treatment.
Round Seven – International Relations (II):
That this house believes the West should force South Africa to oust Mugabe.
Semi Final: That this house would allow Bosnia to break up
Grand Final: That this house would allow potential parents to pay women to carry unwanted children to term.