Tasmanian Debating Union
Affiliate of the Australian Debating Federation
The Tasmanian Debating Union is Tasmania's premier debating organisation for schools' level competition, training and development. The TDU was founded in 1981 and is the sole Tasmanian affiliate of the Australian Debating Federation.
The TDU organises and conducts schools' competitions for all levels of secondary education in southern Tasmania, and works with partners in the north of the state and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association to conduct an annual statewide tournament.
The TDU also undertakes training and development of debaters and adjudicators across the state, and each year selects a team to represent Tasmania at the Australian Debating Championships.
The TDU schools' competition is currently underway, with grade competitions and individual debates listed on the competitions page.
Please always confirm the venue for your debate against the information found in sidebar of the individual debate record. Debate venues may change as a result of postponements or other roster adjustments and may not match other debates in a given round.
Results of the 2012 schools' competition
Grand finals for the 2012 schools' competition were held at Elizabeth College on Wednesday 5 September 2012.
Congratulations to all teams who participated in this year's debating season, and a special congratulations to this year's premiers.
|Novice GF||New Town High 1||Ogilvie High 2|
|Grade 8 GF||Ogilvie High 1||Fahan School 1|
|Grade 9 GF||St Mary's College 1||Taroona High 1|
|Grade 10 GF||New Town High 2||The Friends' School 2|
|College GF||Elizabeth College 1||The Hutchins School 1|