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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Cancellation of debating on September 7 | 7 September 2022

Unfortunately, as we have been unable to find a venue for debating this evening, all debates scheduled to take place tonight will be postponed. This includes all debates in Round 6 of the Grade Eight, Grade Nine and Grade Ten competitions. Pending availability of a host, these debates will likely take place next Wednesday, September 14.

We apologise sincerely for the inconvenience caused by this last-minute change and thank debaters, coaches and parents for their patience as we work to finalise this year's roster.