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3 January 2009

Worlds Final and Motion

The draw for the final of the 2009 world universities debating championships is:

1st Gov - Monash B
1st Opp - Oxford A
2nd Gov - Harvard A
2nd Opp - Oxford C

The motion is:

This house would ban abortion at all stages of pregnancy.

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous5:44 pm

    A rehash of NTU 2004 Worlds Grand Finals' motion, "This House Would ban the abortion of foetuses on the grounds of permanent disability", with a minor tweak. Why, oh why? Lack of real issue, or lack of creativity?

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  2. Anonymous6:24 pm

    I feel the same, the final motions were truly uninspired. Who among us hasn't heard a abortion or football team quotas debate before?

    It's not like there aren't enough issues out there worthy of debate!

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  3. Anonymous7:06 pm

    Yes! What a motion! Back to basic rights analysis! A refreshing break form IR and economics motions. Abortion is one of those fundamental debates which is always great to watch at any level.

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  4. It's actually an issue people care about - far too many motions are simply bonkers. Credit, as ever, to the organisers.

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  5. I think the use of such a basic motion we've all done before was great. The Worlds Finals IS the very top of the debating pyramid any of us can hope to aspire for. I think it gave a lot of us the chance to look at unique points of analysis and arguments that are fresh and very well-structured.

    Watch the videos before posting negative comments guys.

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  6. Anonymous9:55 am

    Is there a video available of the final debate on abortion? If so, can I watch it? Where is it?

    Many thanks
    Fiona

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