2016-06-06

Pre-Australs

Motions for Pre-Australs

Pre-Australs 2016

Round1
That the feminist movement should severely condemn the narrative ‘female ought to be protected!
That we should welcome the rise of the manosphere*
That the feminist movement should oppose the practice of wives adopting their partner’s name after marriage
*Infoslide: The manosphere is a name given to a loose and informal network of blogs, forums and websites, with internet commentators focsing on issues relating to men and masculinity, as a male counterpart to feminism or in opposition to it. Their content is varried, and includes Men Going Their Own Way (MGTOW)< men’s rights issues, fathers’ rights movement activists, and male victims of abuse, self-improvement, bodybuilding, antifeminism, seduction community commentary for pick-up artists.
Round2
That judges who repeatedly give verdicts that contravene public majority opinion should be suspended.
That courts should not use evidence collected by illigal means.
That, the parent of a 10-year old child, after witnessing him/her push another child down a cliff during a heated argument resulting in the death of the other child, should choose to surrender to the police and shoulder the blame instead, assuming the knowledge that similar actions will result in 40-years imprisonment regardless of the age of perpetrator.
Round3
That UNESCO should not designate histrical sites of discrimination against minorities as cultural heritage sites.
That international sporting organizations (IOC, FIFA) should cancel sporting events if the prospective host country is experiencing an economic, political or medical crisis.
That greater political integration, similar to that of the EU, will be better for ASEAN countries.*
*Info Slide: The EU model of socio-political integration involves EU member states working together through common institutions (European Commission, European Council, European Parliament) to set policy that is binding on all EU members. Other institutions that exist within the framework such as the Court of Justice also have power to interpret EU law and pass binding judgements. In comparison, ASEAN operates on a principle of non-intervention, consensus and negotiations.
GF
That given a choice between a world without racial differences and a world without gender differences, a world without racial differences is better.
That we prefer the world with a unified universal common religion.
That money is the root of all evils.

 

Pre-Australs 2015
Round1
T feminist movement should support armpit hair competition
T feminist should applaud the rise of songs by female pop artists that glorify assertive female sexuality
T having more women holding higher leadership positions (e.g. CEOs, politicians) should not be the central focus of feminism
Round2
Info1: Cash-on-Delivery is the scheme for development aid that focuses on the results, encourages innovation and strengthens government accountability to citizens rather than donors. Under Cash-on-Delivery aid, donors would pay for measurable and verifiable progress on specific outcomes, such as $100 dollars for every child above baseline expectations who completes primary school and takes a test. When recipients cannot achieve the goal of what they are expected before having the contracts, aid from donors is going to decrease than before or stops.
Info2: The leniency policy offers companies involved in a cartel – which self-report and hand over evidence – either total immunity from fines or a reduction of fines which the Fair Trade Commission would have otherwise imposed on them. The order of report and the quantity/quality of information matters in terms of the kinds of exemption corporations can obtain.
T development aid should be given based on cash-on-delivery scheme
T state should actively regulate the number of entrant to industry in order to avoid excessive competition
T states should abolish leniency policy and impose stricter punishment for violations
Round3
T prominent civil society activists should choose not to run for public office
T we should abolish all permanent seats on the UN Security Council.
T liberal democracies should deprive its citizens of their citizenships if they engage in the activities of militant terrorist organisations.
GF
T states should actively seek for the methods to artificially create human children and raise them to combat population declination
T we regret the increasing popularity and social acceptance of cosmetic plastic surgery.
T states should never censor the use of thin models in the advertisements.

 

Pre-Australs 2014
Round1
Theme: The Invisible Hand
Info Slide: Private banks deposit a certain share of their savings into the central bank. The central bank pays interest to the private banks. A negative interest rate essentially works as a tax on the banks of private bank savings deposited in the central bank.
That central banks should introduce negative interest rates in times of economic recession/stagnation.
That governments should withhold information that negatively affects the economy from the public.
That we should prohibit politicians from holding shares/stocks.
Round2
Theme: Science, Technology and Society
Info Slide: Fully autonomous weapons, also known as “killer robots,” would be able to select and engage targets without human intervention. Fully autonomous weapons do not exist yet, but they are being developed by several countries and precursors to fully autonomous weapons have already been deployed by high-tech militaries. Some experts predict that fully autonomous weapons could be operational in 20 to 30 years. –Human Rights Watch
That we should ban development of fully autonomous weapons.
That the government should not officially deny the effectiveness of alternative medicine such as homeopathy.
That online dating websites should be required to conduct a background check of all people wishing to post a profile.
Round3
Theme: International Relations
That Japan should leave the IWC.
That governments facing severe sustained conflicts should seek for power sharing with anti-government groups rather than oppress them.
That constitutional Monarchies should be abolished.
Grand-Final Theme: Minorities
Info Slide Pink washing: The promotion of the gay-friendliness of a corporate or political entity in an attempt to downplay or soften aspects of it considered negative. – Wikipedia
That the gay right movements should oppose pink washing.
That the feminist movement should abandon the term feminist in favor of a new name such as equalist. (Debated)
That governments of states with large but marginalized indigenous populations should aim for the increased employment of indigenous peoples over employing immigrants.

 

Pre-Australs 2013 R1: The Vulnable That parents have no right to physically punish their children That Infancy Defense should be abolished and courts should be allowed to punish children That the unbalanced relationship between parents and school is a loss of education R2: 誰出すの?今でしょ! Geopolitics That EU should cut off its aid for Turkey That ASEAN should military intervene in the humanitarian crisis within its member states That it is time for China to introduce multi-party elections R3: Progress That feminist movement should see the diffusion of surrogate motherhood That state where gay marriage is legalized should accept homosexuals as refugee if they are from the countries where homosexuality is illegal with harsh punishment That court should not enforce wills that discriminate on the basis of race GF: Grandfinalism That humanity is better off without sexual desire That we should support Anonymous That overall, religion has been a force for good in the world Pre-Australs 2012 R1: Crime and Punishment That we shd abolish the use of insanity as a legal defense That we should give prisoners the right to vote. That we should criminalize the payment of ransom. R2: Children That we should hold students legally responsible for bullying if it resulted victim’s death. That parents should have the right to choose the sex of their children in developing nations That we should external Child Abuse Laws to include punishing parents who force homosexual children to become straight. R3: Crime That we should allow insurance companies to consider the results of genetic tests in assessing potential customers. That we should make the directors of transnational corporations criminally responsible for any environmental damage caused by their corporations in developing world. That we should abolish right to strike. GF: That international law should extend the full protections to guerrilla fighters, insurgents and terrorists as prisoners of war. That the military targeting of any place of worship is a legitimate warfare tactic. That the post conflict societies should have a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (including a mechanism that grants amnesties) instead of criminal trials when dealing with war criminals. Pre-Australs 2011 R1 Theme: Cross-Border Activities That China should not provide financial and energy assistance to North Korea. That we should ban mail-order brides That East Asia should adopt a common history textbook R2 Theme: Outside VS Inside That we should abolish beauty contests That companies should not ask employees about their educational backgrounds That we should ban all procedures designed to alter racial appearance R3 Theme: (Social) Media That media facilities are legitimate targets in war That the media should cap the report on crimes committed by minorities That the hiring and firing by employers should not be influenced by information found on social networking sites GF Theme: Social Contract That governments should grant citizenship to illegal immigrants who report on work-place exploitation That emigrants should pay an ‘exit tax’ when they change their citizenship That governments should grant voting rights to foreigners Pre-Australs 2010 Round 1 That we should legalize intra-familial marriage. That disclosure of criminal record amongst married couples should be mandatory by law. That state should not recognize marriage or give any privileges to married couples. Round 2: Unholy Enemies That Israel should abandon the security wall. That Gaza and West Bank should be separate states. That US should end its aid to Israel. Round 3: Little Angels & Demons That one child’s body parts should not be used to save a sibling’s life. That talented students should be taught separately from their peers. That child labour in developing countries should be allowed. Grand Final: The Worst Political System… That the West should not pressure reconstructing countries to hold elections. That China should have a fair and free elections. That grand coalition should be banned.