Bikie law debate a winner
Are anti-bikie laws an unnecessary incursion into our civil rights?
Trinity Bay State High’s team successfully argued that they are, winning this year’s final of the James Cook University Inter-School Law Debate on Sunday (19 August).
In the 12 years the debate has been running, these two schools have faced each other in the final eight times.
“It’s getting to be a little like the State of Origin,” law lecturer Mandy Shircore said. “It’s four-all now, so we expect a very competitive debating series next year.”
The debate, held at the annual Open Day at JCU Cairns, was adjudicated by Ms Shircore and Magistrate Sandra Pearson.
The President of the Far North Queensland Law Association, Julian Browne, presented a $250 prize for best speaker to St Mary’s student Cameron Howlett.
The members of the winning team received $200 each, and the runner’s-up each received $75.
Issued August 19, 2012
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