A big congratulations is in order for UQ 1’s Kristen Price and Emily Chalk for winning the Grand Final! A video of their exploits is online now! Watch it here.

The full Speaker Rankings and Team Standings are now available, and you can see the top speakers from the tournament below. Please note that the tab does not account for ironmanning or replacement swing debaters, and they have simply been incorporated into the main speaker score.

Top Speakers

  • Ninth – Sasha Lytas, Brontë Lambourne and Rebecca Barrett
  • Eighth – Alex Downie
  • Seventh – Emily Chalk
  • Sixth – Gemma Buckley
  • Fifth – Colette Mintz and Kristin Price
  • Third – Kelly Butler and Nina Ubaldi
  • First – Joanna Connolly

The Women’s Grand Final will be loaded on to our Youtube channel here soon.

Topic: This house believes that the feminist movement should adopt the word slut.

Draw

Opening Government Opening Opposition Closing Government Closing Opposition
USU 2 Monash 6 USU 1 UQ 1

Results soon!

Advancing through to the Grand Final: USU 1, USU 2, UQ 1, Monash 6. Grand Final panelists and topic will be announced at the venue.

Topic release at 2:45, join us at the Grand Final!

The Grand Final will be streamed here!

Topic: This house would establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate sexual abuse within the Catholic Church.

Watch B215 here and B218 here.

Draw

Venue Opening Government Opening Opposition Closing Government Closing Opposition
B215 USU 1 USU 2 Monash 3 Melbourne 2
B218 UQ 1 Monash 6 USU 5 USU 4

Topic: This house would refuse to uphold confidential out-of-court settlements.

Watch Room 221 here and Room 220 here.

Draw

Venue Opening Government Opening Opposition Closing Government Closing Opposition
A204 ANU 3 MAC 1 UQ 2 MAC 3
A206 VIC 2 NSW 3 RAD 1 USU 8
A209 HKU 1 MON 7 COM 1 SWI 2
A210 MON 2 MON 5 MEL 1 USU 4
A211 MON 8 VIC 1 MEL 3 USU 7
B220 MON 3 USU 5 USU 6 ANU 1
B221 USU 3 USU 2 MAC 2 NSW 1
B448 MON 4 SWI 4 COM 2 ANU 2
B450 UQ 1 USU 1 MON 6 MEL 2
B457 USU 9 MON 1 NSW 2 SWI 3

Topic: That this house would oust the Karzai administration.

Watch Room 221 here and Room 220 here.

Venue Opening Government Opening Opposition Closing Government Closing Opposition
A204 UQ 2 SWI 2 MON 4 USU 9
A206 USU 2 UQ 1 MON 3 USU 1
A209 USU 8 SWI 3 NSW 3 MAC 3
A210 USU 7 COM 2 MON 5 MAC 2
A211 MEL 3 MEL 1 HKU 1 USU 3
B220 MAC 1 MON 8 MON 7 USU 6
B221 USU 4 NSW 1 MEL 2 ANU 1
B448 RAD 1 NSW 2 VIC 2 AUC 1
B450 MON 6 MON 2 USU 5 COM 1
B457 MON 1 ANU 3 ANU 2 VIC 1

Topic: This house supports democratic education.

Watch Room 221 here and Room 220 here.

Venue Opening Government Opening Opposition Closing Government Closing Opposition
A204 MON 3 MEL 1 MON 8 MAC 1
A206 COM 1 USU 1 UQ 1 MON 6
A209 USU 7 USU 5 MON 2 NSW 1
A210 MON 5 MEL 2 USU 2 USU 3
A211 MON 7 MON 4 NSW 2 MAC 2
B220 ANU 2 MEL 3 USU 9 SWI 2
B221 HKU 1 ANU 1 VIC 1 ANU 3
B448 NSW 3 AUC 1 MAC 3 VIC 2
B450 RAD 1 SWI 3 UQ 2 USU 8
B457 USU 6 USU 4 COM 2 MON 1

Topic: This House would redistribute, aggressively and without compensation, all land taken from black South Africans during apartheid.

Watch Room 221 here and Room 220 here.

Venue Opening Government Opening Opposition Closing Government Closing Opposition
A204 UQ 1 MON 5 USU 2 MON 6
A206 MEL 1 MAC 2 NSW 1 MEL 3
A209 SWI 3 RAD 1 NSW 3 NSW 2
A210 ANU 3 SWI 1 USU 8 MON 7
A211 MON 1 USU 7 COM 1 USU 6
B220 USU 5 MON 8 MON 3 VIC 1
B221 USU 1 USU 3 MEL 2 HKU 1
B448 ANU 2 UQ 2 MAC 1 AUC 1
B450 MON 2 VIC 2 USU 4 MON 4
B457 ANU 1 MAC 3 SWI 2 USU 9

For those of you who don’t have access to a tournament guide (or for those of you playing along at home who are interested in reading up about the tournament), you can now access it here.

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