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Great Debate set to draw a crowd

Students, alumni, academics and politicians will go head to head at Bond University this Friday, February 28 in a ‘British Parliament style’ debate, as part of the University's 25th Anniversary Celebrations.
 
The debate topic is ‘that we are currently in a golden age of tertiary student experience’.
 
Organised by the Alumni and Development Office and the Bond University Student Association (BUSA), the ‘Great Debate’ will be held in the ADCO Amphitheatre from 12 noon to 1.00pm, with a BBQ also hosted at the Amphitheatre​​​​​​​ from 11.45am to 1.00pm.
 
Before the main debate and BBQ kicks off, Student Toga Speeches will be held under the Arch from 11.00am to 11.45am.
 
Vice President (Education) for BUSA, Luke Lovegrove said the Great Debate would involve four teams of two; two teams will affirm the topic and two teams will negate it.
 
“It will be a true battle of wits and ideals; there will be no decision or judges reviewing it, which will allow for free and open discourse on the issues,” he said.
 
In addition to students and alumni, the debate will involve Federal Member for Moncrieff, The Honourable Steven Ciobo MP and the Federal Member for Bowman, the Honourable Andrew Laming MP.
 
The talented alumni team consists of Derek Cronin and Rupert Pedler. Derek was in Bond’s original class of 1989 and is the founder and managing partner of Cronin Litigation in Surfers Paradise.
 
Rupert joined Bond in 2009 to study law/commerce, before relocating to Sydney in the middle of 2013 to join boutique investment bank Greenhill and Co.
 
“We are thrilled to have such high calibre debaters involved and we expect a lot of interest in this event,” said Luke Lovegrove.

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