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.
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The camp is open to students who will be in grades 10 to 12 in the 2019 school year. Running for three and a half days, the schedule will include knowledge workshops, skills exercises, social events and several formal debates, providing a unique opportunity for students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to debate at a high level and to collaborate with debaters from around the state. Experience with debating is not necessary, and all interested students are encouraged to participate. We will work with individual debaters at their own pace to ensure they get the most out of the program.