2014 News Archive

Summer is Coming!

It is with a great sadness that we say goodbye to our regularly scheduled programming for 2014. We had an excellent turnout for our final training session of the year, and the video from that session (and all the remaining ones from this year) will be online shortly (and just in time for procrastinating from […]

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ANU Spring 2014 – Finals!

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

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A New Hope

As well as being a seminal piece of cinema from the late 70s, ‘A New Hope’ adeptly describes our move to a new Content Management System: WordPress. To stay abreast of the best the internet has to offer, we’re taking advantage of the superior flexibility and reliability offered by WordPress, and are completely transitioning all […]

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2014 Annual General Meeting

MAD’s Annual General Meeting is coming up, and we need you to help us out! The AGM is where we elect our Executive for 2015, vote on amendments to the Constitution and have hours of fun at Monash’s own on-campus Cinema. The details of the AGM are as follows: Monday, 15th September 1.15pm, Campus Cinema […]

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Monash Debating Review: Sub-Editors

The Monash Debating Review is looking for Associate Editors! This presents an exciting opportunity for experienced debaters, adjudicators and coaches to get involved in the publication of a peer-reviewed journal. In addition to the resume experience, this is your chance to help shape important conversations about debating. Details about the journal, the positions, and applications […]

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MUISS Introduction to Public Speaking Training Day

MAD is excited to host an Introduction to Public Speaking day for the Monash University International Students Society on Saturday the 23rd of August from 9.30am! You can find all of the information about the day over on the MUISS Public Speaking Training Day webpage.

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Week 2 Update

Hope you’ve had an enjoyable first week back! Welcome to all our new members for Semester 2. We look forward to seeing you all at H2 this upcoming Monday the 4th of August for Member Training. Training Sessions If you weren’t able to attend this Monday’s training session, don’t worry; not only will be uploaded […]

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Sorensen Internal Debating Competition

For weeks 8, 9 and 10, MAD will be hosting the Sorensen Internal Debating Competition! This means that while Wednesday matter sessions will continue to run, Monday nights will now feature two rounds of intense 3-on-3 debating! Teams may be composed of no more than one ‘Experienced’ debater, and must contain at least one ‘Novice’. […]

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2014 Sponsorship Policy

MAD’s Executive has just passed the 2014 sponsorship policy, which applies to all second years and above who plan on attending Australs and Worlds in 2014. As of this year, in order to be eligible to receive sponsorship to attend either Australs or Worlds (as a second year or above), attendees must undertake a specified […]

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Australs 2014 Trials

The Australasian Debating Championships (‘Australs’) is an annual competition that is held in the mid-year break, bringing together over 400 students from across the Asia Pacific region. Australs 2014 will be held in Dunedin, New Zealand. Australs consistently attracts large contingents of Monash debaters due to its top class debating, high quality accommodation and exceptional […]

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Peninsula Public Debate

We’re pleased to announce the Peninsula Public Debate will be making a grand re-entrance in 2014! Come along and watch an exciting debate on the topic – “Can Australia’s current asylum seeker policy be justified?” Joining MAD heavyweights James Beavis and Stephen Moore are Human Rights Barrister Julian Burnside QC, Greens Senator Richard Di Natale, […]

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Easters 2014 Wrap-up

Easters 2014 is now over! A huge congratulations to our conveners Matt and Nisha for planning and running an amazing Easters 2014! The event was a huge success, with great topics, logistics and socials, and we wish Matt and Nisha all the best with their future endeavours. A hearty thank you to our Chief Adjudicators […]

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The Great Law Week Debate

As part of Monash Law Faculty’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, the annual Great Law Week Debate will see a team of prominent Monash Law Alumni battle it out with current Monash Law Staff, over the highly controversial topic: “The more laws, the less justice” (Cicero). You can grab the Great Law Week Debate Event Flyer here, […]

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Mid-Semester Break: Easters 2014

The annual Easter Invervarsity Debating Championships (Easters) is finally here! Beginning on Monday April 21st 2014, attendees will enjoy three days of intense debating at Monash University’s pristine Clayton campus, with six rounds leading into a full Octo-Final break on Thursday April 24th. Full details of the tournament can be found at the Monash Easters […]

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Week 4: Freshers

Freshers is our first annual internal debating tournament, and will take the place of our regular Monday training session in Weeks 3 and 4 (March 17 and 24 respectively), with the Grand Final on 31 March. Freshers is MAD’s first internal tournament of the year. First years will be placed in a team with an […]

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Commencement Dinner

Commencement Dinner formally kicks off the debating season for 2014! Come wine and dine with unlimited pizza, pasta and soft drink. It’ll be a great chance to unwind after four weeks of hectic university life, and for novices, after Selections Day on March 29. The dinner will be held at the ubiquitous Sophia’s Restaurant in […]

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Easters 2014

Easters, more formally known as the Australian Intervarsity Debating Championships, will be the first major competition for 2014. Held in a different city every year, it attracts debaters from all over the nation for a week days of debating, and much fun! As a novice tournament, all teams can only have one experienced member at […]

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Novice Selections Day

MAD encourages all new members to sign up to the Novice Selections Day which opens on Tuesday the 11 March at 10am. Remember to sign up as quickly as possible because the first 24 members to sign up and qualify for Easters will get $100 of sponsorship, while the first 10 members to quality for […]

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Week 2: Member Training

The training sessions will start at 5 pm. This week they will be: Introduction to 3-on-3 Debating Constructing Debating Cases in 3-on-3 Debating DAV Adjudication Accreditation Workshop Please note that the DAV Adjudication Accreditation Workshop is a compulsory session for those interested in adjudicating either the DAV Schools Competition or JSP Program this year. The […]

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Week 1: Member Training

The training sessions will start at 5 pm. This week they will be: Introduction to Public Speaking Introduction to 3-on-3 Debating Introduction to University Debating The second session will be a casual practice debate for all members. If you have any questions, please email our Member Training officer Keefe at training@monashdebaters.com.

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Monash Debaters take on Wiley College

The Monash Association of Debaters’ own Gemma Buckley and Madeline Schultz will take on a team from the Wiley College, whose own proud debating history was depicted in the 2007 film

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MAD Mini 2014: Registration now live!

Back with a tequila laden vengeance in 2014, MAD Mini is proud to deliver that unique brand of excitement and shame on which the Monash Association of Debaters have built their reputation. Running across 3 days in February, MAD Mini offers five rounds of debate (in everybody’s favourite format 3-3 feat. POIs), a decent feed […]

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WUDC 2014 Results

The Monash Association of Debaters would like to offer a huge congratulations to all of the teams and adjudicators who attended this year’s WUDC! All three teams from Monash broke to the finals, with Monash C making it through to the Quarter Finals ahead of Monash A and B’s unfortunate defeat in the Octos. Monash […]

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2013 Edition of the Monash Debating Review out now!

The Monash Association of Debaters is extremely proud to announce the launch of the 2013 edition of the Monash Debating Review. A seven month endeavour under the editorship of Mary Nugent, this year’s MDR is the largest to date featuring articles by over eleven different authors hailing from five continents. This year the Review tackles […]

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