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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.


  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?

  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!

  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.

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

  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.

  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


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