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. https://www.abc.net.au/btn/classroom/debating-championships/10526462 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