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Change the date

ilanacaia
brianteg

There is heaps to celebrate about Australia - the food, the beer, the sun, the beach and all the different cultures. But why does the 26th of January have to be the date of "Australia day" or as Indigenous people call it "Invasion Day" marking the day that the first fleet arrived, when white settlement of Australia begun, and the decades of injustice Aboriginal people faced at their hands. The Australia Day website also claims that "On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate wha...

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We should change the date of Australia Day, as it doesn't truly celebrate all Australians

maddysalazar
scarlethurry

Today we will be arguing if the date of Australia day should be changed. Firstly, it is a day celebrating those Aboriginals who were invaded and even killed by the British, who then claim the land as theirs. The 19th century was the period of colonial expansion that destroyed their cultural links to the land. Indigenous australians found themselves on the fringes of the new society, as their lives, values and traditions were pushed aside. Jack Gibson, of the Wiradjuri nation says,"Australia...

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Gay Marriage/Homosexuality

missbailey8
ulibanana

Round 1 - Acceptance Round 2 - Opening Statements Round 3 - Rebuttals Round 4 - Closing statement No forfeiting No kritkiks No slander/ hate speech...

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Updated 3 Weeks Ago

Should Animals Be Used for Cosmetic and Cleaning Product Testing in the USA?

firefury14620
LuckyScientist

Many arguments have arisen with the growth of the animal rights movement such as the difficulty of enforcing an abolition of animal testing. There are many animal rights acts that have been put into place and enforced that were controversial at the time they were created. An example would be the Humane Slaughter Act that prohibits the use of painful slaughtering methods on farm animals. The only requirements I could find for research facilities was the regulations for any indoor facility used to...

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U.S. Free Speech vs. EU Free Speech

bsh1
airmax1227

PrefaceI believe this debate arose from a hangout discussion in which I defended a pro-Europe position and in which Max noted his willingness to debate me on topic. I am, to be honest, quite excited and nervous about debating Max on this topic, and I am looking forward to a high quality back-and-forth. For however cute they are, Axolotls are pretty intimidating debaters.I would ask Max not to accept until the afternoon of Feb 28th. Because this is a...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

DDO Champions League Debate: Gun Ban

Briannj17
famousdebater

Full Resolution: The USFG Should Ban Private Ownership of Firearms. Clarification This is a debate for the debate.org champions league. Thank you to airmax for hosting the tournament and to my opponent's team for their acceptance. This is a team debate! Representing the Pro side we have - Famousdebater (team captain) - FortisAnimi - Bob13 Representing the Con team we have - Lannan13 (team captain) - Briannj17 - CodingSource The rules of the debate are very clear...

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The USFG Should Ban Abortion.

donald.keller
famousdebater

Resolution: The USFG Should Make Abortion Illegal In Most Situations.Full Resolution: The US Federal Government should make Abortion illegal except in cases where the Mother's life is likely at risk of death.

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Should abortion be legal for anyone who wants it?

ReasonFirst
its.chandler

I am going to argue that abortion should be legal for anyone who so desires to have one. i would like to keep the religious argument out of it since we are debating legality and we ALL know about seperation of church and state....

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the US government should prioritize the humanitarian needs of refugees over its national interest.

DonutQueen
Ariesz

Round 1-Acceptance, Round 2-Cases, Round 3-Rebuttals, Round 4-Conclusions Should the united states accept,house, feed, and teach large amounts of refugees as other countries have....

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The U.S. should make Abortion Illegal

Da_gman17
Danielle

This is a five round debate on whether or not the US should make abortion illegal in all 50 states. I am taking the pro side and am going to keep religion out of the debate. The first round should be acceptance. Rules: 1. No cursing 2. No insults 3. Please be kind I look forward to debating whoever takes on my challenge....

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