Motions

Open Grand Final

  • 1
    That we support a narrative that one’s life has no inherent meaning, and that one creates it for themselves.
  • 2
    That, if it existed, we would support non-sentient artificial intelligence that imitated deceased loved ones in appearance, personality and mannerisms.
  • 3
    That we support a world government.
  • ESL Grand Final

  • 1
    That we support developing nations marketing themselves as destinations for ‘good time tourism’.
  • 2
    That the environmental movement should renounce all ties to advocates for population control.
  • 3
    That we should legalise the sale of children.
  • EFL Grand Final

  • 1
    Assuming it will not be discovered, that the media should declare the attacker as a white, non-Muslim individual.
  • 2
    That Ukraine should censor Russia's fake news instead of debunking it.
  • 3
    That we prefer a world where news institutions choose advertising instead of subscriptions as a revenue source.
  • Open Semifinals

  • 1
    That the African Union should cap the use of cultivated land for non-food crops (eg. biofuels, timber) in all member states.
  • 2
    That the United States should re-enter Afghanistan to help the government regain control over lost territories.
  • 3
    That, as the United States, we should launch a global infrastructure investment project to rival China's Belt and Road Initiative.
  • ESL Semi-Finals

  • 1
    That the African Union should cap the use of cultivated land for non-food crops (eg. biofuels, timber) in all member states.
  • 2
    That the United States should re-enter Afghanistan to help the government regain control over lost territories.
  • 3
    That, as the United States, we should launch a global infrastructure investment project to rival China's Belt and Road Initiative.
  • Open Quarterfinals

  • 1
    That, assuming doctors could objectively quantify a patient's pain on a scale of 0 to 10, they should be banned from prescribing painkillers to any patient below a 6 on the scale.
  • 2
    That we should force pharmaceutical companies to allocate a percentage of their net income to research of critical diseases.
  • 3
    That we should allow insurance companies to offer the terminally ill a 50% rebate on expected costs of end-of-life care in exchange for forgoing that care.
  • ESL Quarterfinals

  • 1
    That, assuming doctors could objectively quantify a patient's pain on a scale of 0 to 10, they should be banned from prescribing painkillers to any patient below a 6 on the scale.
  • 2
    That we should force pharmaceutical companies to allocate a percentage of their net income to research of critical diseases.
  • 3
    That we should allow insurance companies to offer the terminally ill a 50% rebate on expected costs of end-of-life care in exchange for forgoing that care.
  • Open Octofinals

  • 1
    That we support pop culture icons (eg. Beyonce) celebrating Black Power groups (eg. the Black Panther Party & Black Liberation Army) in their work.
  • 2
    That we support the narrative that we should celebrate differences with other people, rather than find commonalities with them.
  • 3
    That we support the appropriation of cultural festivals (eg. Cinque de Mayo and Holy in the USA).
  • Open Partial Double-Octofinals

  • 1
    That we should impose term limits on political parties ruling federal governments (either singularly or in a coalition)
  • 2
    That the Democrats should actively prioritise fielding minority candidates in the 2018 mid-term elections.
  • 3
    That liberal European voters should abandon left-wing political parties and vote for centre-right parties instead.
  • Round 8

  • 1
    That individuals convicted for crimes that were later legalised should be retroactively released from prison (If applicable), cleared of all charges and compensated.
  • 2
    That we should never prosecute individuals with low intellectual functioning.
  • 3
    That criminal justice policy should be outsourced to technocrats instead of elected representatives.
  • Round 7

  • 1
    That we prefer the portrayal of God as an imperfect being.
  • 2
    That businesses should be allowed to deny services to customers on religious grounds.
  • 3
    That we, as a religious leader, would focus on behaviour of the members of our religious organisation rather than the behaviour of non-members and broader social issues.
  • Round 6

  • 1
    That, as Disney, we would return to making animated films with darker themes.
  • 2
    That we support fil, TV and literature that depicts historical events being resolved for the worse (eg. Germany winning WW2, the South winning the Civil War, etc.)
  • 3
    That entertainment platforms (eg. Spotify, Netflix) should remove works from entertainers who have committed immoral or criminal acts in their personal lives.
  • Round 5

  • 1
    That we should abolish village councils in India.
  • 2
    That countries should impose tariffs on China in retaliation for the Made in China 2025 policy.
  • 3
    That, as UMNO, we should maintain our ethno-religious centric political platform.
  • Round 4

  • 1
    That progressives should campaign for the right to polygamous marriage.
  • 2
    That we would prefer a world where everyone is gay.
  • 3
    That women over 50 should be banned from accessing IVF (in-vitro fertilisation) treatment.
  • Round 3

  • 1
    That we should replace progressive income tax systems with a progressive Zakat system.
  • 2
    That we support governments using social impact bonds to address social problems.
  • 3
    That we should cap the loan limits given by banks to the largest company to 10 times the loan limits given to the smallest company.
  • Round 2

  • 1
    That we regret the romanticisation of success stories in education.
  • 2
    That western countries should stop offering university scholarships to family members of ruling elites in developing countries.
  • 3
    That academic journals have an ethical responsibility to reject submissions that defend colonialism.
  • Round 1

  • 1
    That we should select the players of national sporting teams by public referendum.
  • 2
    That, as authorities such as the World Boxing Association and the Ultimate Fighting Championship, we would prohibit competitor trash talking.
  • 3
    That all world records in sports where doping was historically frequent should be wiped clean.