The Free Speech Union has organised a series of debates on topical issues. Far better to debate different ideas than try to censor them. The debates are:
Debate 1: “be it resolved; Governments should lead the fight to reach Net Zero.”
Location/Venue: Dunedin, otago university – St David's Lecture Theatre
Date: Wednesday, 16 August – 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Speakers: James Cockle & Rosemary Penwarden vs Simon court MP & Damien Grant
Moderator: Jonathan Ayling
Debate 2: “be it resolved; our tax system is unfair and the wealthy must pay more”.
Location/Venue: Wellington, Victoria University, RHLT1
Date: Monday 4th September – 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Speakers: Jordan Williams & Hon. Ruth Richardson vs Dr Bryce Edwards & Max Rashbrooke
Moderator: Sean Plunkett
Debate 3: “be it resolved; ‘one person, one vote' silences indigenous voices and must go”.
Location/Venue: Hamilton, Wintec, The Atrium
Date: Wednesday, 13 September – 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Speakers: Cassey Costello & shane jones vs Buddy Mikaere and TBC
Moderator: Ward Kamo
Debate 4: “be it resolved; #nodebate: some discussions will only cause harm”.
Location/Venue: Auckland, Pullman Hotel
Date: Tuesday 26th September – 7 pm – 8:30 pm
Speakers: simon wilson & Damian Sycamore vs Simon O'Connor MP & Prof. Holly Lawford-Smith
Moderator: Josie Pagani
Mark them in your diary now. FSU will release details on how to register.