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BTN Debating Resources

Updated: Jun 20, 2020

Behind the News (BTN) provides a great source of inspiration for debate topics, as well as some handy debating resources.

A BTN story in 2015 covered the Australian National Debating Championships in Adelaide. Although the format of the debates is a little different to our Rise & Shine system, there are still plenty of points that might be of interest to young debaters. What's the Same? Points about the system of debating shown in the story that are the same as the Rise & Shine system include:

  • Debating is about arguing a topic and proving that your ideas