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Date Tournament Round Motion
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 1 That, as a feminist parent, we would send our daughter to an all-girls school as opposed to a comparable co-ed school.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 1 That feminists should actively campaign for quotas and increased female involvement in the military.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 1 That we should ban pregnant women from working during the last month of their pregnancy.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 2 That we should allow scientific journals to publish anonymous papers.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 2 That schools should be allowed to expel students who are violent or consistent bullies, even if there is not a school immediately willing to take them.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 2 That, assuming feasibility, governments should cap parents' expenditure on their children to an amount equivalent to the current median expenditure per year.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 3 That we should hold pharmaceutical companies liable for harms caused by widespread misuse of their drugs.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 3 That we should allow doctors to override Advance Care Directives.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 3 That judges should prescribe Naltrexone instead of mandating Alcoholics Anonymous for offenders of minor alcohol related crimes.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 4 That African American rap artists have a moral obligation to donate their disposable income to African American low socioeconomic-status areas
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 4 That the queer community should abandon the trend of making queer events/celebrations open to cis/straight allies (eg. bars, parties, events, mardi gras, etc).
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 4 That schools should encourage children from minority backgrounds to 'code switch'.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 5 That prominent social activists (e.g. the leaders of Black Lives Matter, Aung San Suu Kyi) should not choose to run for office. (
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 5 That it would be in the interests of the Democratic Party if Kamala Harris were to win the Presidential nomination instead of Bernie Sanders.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 5 That we would, as the Coalition, dedicate substantial resources into challenging the legal status of minor parties and their candidates (eg. Section 44, the number of signatures, etc.)
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 6 That the state should offer criminals a new identity upon serving their sentence (e.g. new name, new background, optional plastic surgery).
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 6 That judges should not consider whether evidence was collected legally when deciding to admit it.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 6 That we should ban prison guards from striking.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 Open_Octo That the public, via referendum, should be given the power to pardon/give amnesty to whistleblowers.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 Open_Quarters That, as a Rohingya Muslim fleeing the Myanmar military, we would join ARSA. (Octo-finals) That we regret the custom of giving gifts.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 Open_Quarters That we regret narratives of deference to the elderly (e.g. "older people are more experienced").
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 Open_Semi That the Bretton Woods institutions (i.e. the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank) have done more harm than good.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 Open_Semi That, assuming feasibility, we should charge corporations a tax equal to their Social Cost instead of company tax.
2019-04-18 Easters 2019 Open_Final That the queer community should actively embrace religious organisations and queer religious individuals in its leadership positions and advocacy.