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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Adjudicating in 2019 | 31 January 2019

Registrations are now open for individuals interested in adjudicating in the TDU's 2019 Schools Competition. Our adjudicator training and accreditation program is open to all, regardless of previous adjudication experience, and provides a unique opportunity to help young Tasmanians develop skills in teamwork, critical thinking and public speaking. Click here to register your interest.