2016 Rules Revision

The QDU has recently updated its rules. The rules are available here, and it is recommended that all debaters and coordinators read and fully understand those rules. The most significant update in this revision is to Section 8, and rules 8.4 and 8.5, which now read (revisions are underlined): 8.4 Teams that do not have three debaters present for a debate will be deemed to have forfeited that debate. Debates may proceed if the teams wish to proceed with fewer than three debaters on a team, but the result will be disregarded and the team with fewer than three debaters will be deemed to have f...
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Adjustment to dates of debates

All Brisbane and Sunshine Coast schools are reminded that the dates of some Round 3 and 4 debates have been adjusted in response to changed dates for State of Origin this year. Year 9 and 11 Round 4 was originally scheduled for Thursday May 26, but has been reverted back to Wednesday May 25. Year 10 and 12 Round 4 was originally scheduled for Wednesday June 1st, but has been rescheduled to Thursday June 2nd. All other debates are still scheduled in line with the prospectus created at the start of this year and available on this website. No Round 2 dates have been affected. The adjuste...
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Applications open for state team trial manager

Applications are now open for the position of State Team Manager. The Manager is responsible for managing the wellbeing of the team during the tournament.  Prospective applicants should communicate their interest to the state team coach at stateteam@qdu.org.au. A key criteria for the position is possession of a national adjudicator accreditation. Applications close on the 13th of April at 5pm
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2017 Documentation Available

The 2017 competition documentation (QDU prospectus) is now updated on the QDU website. The QDU has continued to spend a considerable amount of resources on further development of our systems and this is reflected in the new procedures to enter teams into our many competitions for the upcoming season. We have also managed to keep registration costs the same as 2016 for all of our competitions in 2017. (more…)
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QDU Draws Released

The QDU Draws for the Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and Brisbane Secondary Schools Competitions have been released. Below are links to the most up-to-date draws, please check them regularly for any changes that may occur. - Sunshine Coast - Toowoomba - Brisbane Secondary Schools
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Apply Now – 2015 Queensland State Team Coach

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The QDU is seeking suitable applicants for the position of 2015 Queensland State Team Coach. This is a volunteer position. The primary role of the State Team Coach is to coach the students selected as the Queensland State Team to compete at the annual National Schools Debating Championships. The State Team Coach will also be required to actively participate in the selection of the members of the Queensland State Team, work with the QDU Executive, and perform some administrative duties. It is the preferred position of the QDU Executive that the State Team Coach has no other coaching commi...
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