The Western Australian Debating League aspires to ensure all students have meaningful access to debating that encourages critical thinking, fosters engagement with global issues, and equips students with lifelong skills and the confidence to pursue their potential. WADL aims to do this by ensuring all WA school students have access to challenging debating competitions, high quality resources, and purpose-built development opportunities.

WADL is the leading debating organisation in Western Australia, and the state's sole affiliate of the Australian Debating Federation. We host the largest high school debating competition in Western Australia, as well as other competitions and programs. WADL is also responsible for selecting the West Australian State Debating Team, which represents WA at the annual National Schools Debating Championship.


BP REGOS ARE OPEN

Registrations for the British Parliamentary Competition are now open! Registrations for students wishing to attend the Metro rounds will close at 11:59pm on August 31st. Registrations for the South-West Competition have now closed.

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Regional Convener Applications Open

posted 23 Oct 2018, 19:36 by Unknown user

Applications to convene our Regional programs for 2019 in the South-West, Albany, Mandurah, Kalgoorlie and Geraldton are now open! If you want to help WADL spread critical thinking and public speaking skills across WA, this is the role for you. Conveners organise our development trips and Regional SDC and BP rounds throughout the year for their region, and will be liaising with schools, adjudicators, and sponsors as well as the WADL committee.

If you are interested in applying, fill in the application form here: https://goo.gl/forms/t8WS41lXvQrrdAJ43We accept applications for co-conveners if you would like to spilt the load with someone else.

Applications close on the 2nd of November at 5pm. If you have any questions or want more information, get in touch at regional@wadl.org.

GRAND FINAL AND DIVISION WINNERS!!!

posted 29 Aug 2018, 08:19 by Charles Fedor

WADL is pleased to announce that the Grand Final of the 2018 Schools debating competition will be held in the main lecture theatre of the State Library on Tuesday the 4th of September. All are invited to attend and no RSVP is required. The Novice Grand Final will commence at 6:30, Junior at 7:40 and Senior at 9:10. Refreshments will be served between debates, and pennants will be presented to division winning teams immediately following the relevant final! A full list of division winners is attached below. For any enquies please contact President@wadl.org

BP Training Night

posted 26 Aug 2018, 03:23 by Unknown user

We'd like to note that the BP Training Night will be held on Monday, August 27th from 4-6pm at the Alexander Lecture Theatre, UWA.

We've just been made aware that previous information regarding this event was incorrect on our website. We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Semi Finals Draw

posted 14 Aug 2018, 07:58 by Unknown user

The draw for the Semi Finals has now been released and can be found attached below. The round will be held at Shenton College on the 21st of August.

Debates will be held in the lecture theatres in the main block of the school. If you are attending, please park in the front car park outside of reception, and opposite the Shenton Park train station.

If you have any queries or questions please get in contact with our Administrative Vice President, Russell Watt, at russell.watt@wadl.org, and our Administrative Officer, Madu Venkatesan, at madu.venkatesan@wadl.org.


Quarter Finals Draw

posted 7 Aug 2018, 07:44 by Unknown user   [ updated 7 Aug 2018, 07:45 ]

The draw for the Quarter Finals has now been released and can be found attached below. The round will be held at Perth Modern School on the 14th of August.

If you have any queries or questions please get in contact with our Administrative Vice President, Russell Watt, at russell.watt@wadl.org, and our Administrative Officer, Madu Venkatesan, at madu.venkatesan@wadl.org.


Octofinals Draw

posted 31 Jul 2018, 07:55 by Unknown user   [ updated 31 Jul 2018, 07:56 ]

The draw for the Octofinals has now been released and can be found attached below. The round will be held at Hale School on the 7th of August.

If you have any queries or questions please get in contact with our Administrative Vice President, Russell Watt, at russell.watt@wadl.org, and our Administrative Officer, Madu Venkatesan, at madu.venkatesan@wadl.org.



Double-Octofinals Draw

posted 17 Jul 2018, 04:44 by Unknown user   [ updated 17 Jul 2018, 05:03 ]

The draw for the Double-Octofinals has now been released and can be found attached below. The round will be held at Shenton College on the 31st of July.

If you have any queries or questions please get in contact with our Administrative Vice President, Russell Watt, at russell.watt@wadl.org, and our Administrative Officer, Madu Venkatesan, at madu.venkatesan@wadl.org.


Make Up Round 2 Draw Release

posted 18 Jun 2018, 19:52 by Unknown user

The Draw for Make-Up Round 2 has been released and can be found hereMUR 2 will be held on the following dates:
  • Tuesday June 26 at Shenton College
  • Tuesday June 26 at Hale School
  • Wednesday June 28 at Perth College
Please note that teams may not be debating at their usual debating time, or their usual venue for the Make Up Round.

Maps for each venue, including parking and debate room locations, can be found here. For more information about the MUR Draw, please contact Russell at russell.watt@wadl.org.

Make-Up Round 1 Draw

posted 2 Apr 2018, 23:18 by Unknown user

The Draw for Make-Up Round 1 has been released and can be found hereMUR 1 will be held on the following dates:
  • Tuesday April 10 at Shenton College
  • Wednesday April 11 at Perth College
Please note that teams may not be debating at their usual debating time, or their usual venue for the Make Up Round.

Maps for each venue, including parking and debate room locations, can be found here. For more information about the MUR Draw, please contact Russell at russell.watt@wadl.org.

STATE TEAM

posted 1 Apr 2018, 22:17 by Unknown user   [ updated 1 Apr 2018, 22:21 ]

We're super excited to announce this year's WA State Debating Team!
  • Orla Latawski (Perth Modern)
  • Eliza Smith (St Hilda's)
  • Madi Hanlin (MLC)
  • Rana Ibrahim (Perth Modern)
  • Reserve - Oriana Morris-Johnson (MLC)
These students will be competing at the National Schools Debating Competition held in WA this May. A massive congratulations to you guys, and a huge thank you to all the students who participated in trials this year.

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