2017 updates now complete

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. The QDU CMS (Competition Management System) has progressed to a point where it is now the exclusive operational tool for registration of teams, school coordinator registration, all po...
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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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Applications open for State Team Trials Manager 2016

The QDU has now opened applications for the position of State Team Trials Manager. Applicants must have been approved state team selectors, and must be available weekends for the 6 weeks commencing the 13th of February. Interested parties should contact the state team coach at stateteam@qdu.org.au, upon which they will be provided with further details of the application process. Applications will close on Wednesday February 3 at 5pm.
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QDU AGM moved to Monday February 1 , 2016

To whom it may concern, ​The Management Committee of the Queensland Debating Union previously gave notice that the 2015 AGM was to take place on January 29, 2016. I can now confirm that the AGM will now take place at 6.30pm on Monday 1st of February 2016 at Somerville House, Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane. The purpose of this meeting is as follows: 1. To present results of the audit for the 2015 financial year 2. To present reports by the President, Treasurer, Secretary, VP – Schools, VP – Adjudicators and the State Team Coach 3. To elect members of the Management Committee...
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