How To BP Debate

In 2019, the Western Australian Debating League (WADL) engaged over 3000 students through our Schools Debating Competitions, development workshops, British Parliamentary Debating Competition, and even reaching out to Christmas Island and Alice Springs as part of our Regional Development Program. To learn more about WADL's mission, vision and history please follow the link here.   

School's Debating Competition 

Info about our Schools Debating Competition and venues for 2021 can be found here!

Resources & Debate Guides

Looking to improve your debating skills, find out about the rules, or needing some help with case prep? Check out our resources! 

Claire Duffy books

WADL is currently selling copies ofThe Australian Schoolkid's Guide to Debating and Public Speaking and The Teen's Guide to Debating and Public Speaking for a price of $25 each (plus shipping) . To purchase a copy email development@wadl.org!

Claire Duffy is the Director of Public Speaking and Debating at The Scots College in Sydney. A former high-school English teacher, Claire spent ten years in senior positions in government and non-profit organisations. She counts many award-winning school debaters and public speakers among her trainees and is the mother of an international champion debater. 

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Keep up with WADL activities, handy debating tips and all photos from each event!

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  • BP & SDC Competitions

  • Registrations

  • Draw & Results


  • Development Program

  • Albany, Geraldton, South-West, Kalgoorlie & Mandurah competition information


  • Application information

  • Adjudicator resources

  • Expression of interest form and updates


Get in touch! We're always happy to answer questions and listen to feedback.