Join the debate

| June 2, 2014
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IQ2 will host a live debate at the City Recital Hall in Sydney on the 24th June on the motion “The Queen should be the last Australian monarch”.

Speakers against the motion are David Aaronvitch, Times columnist, broadcaster and commentator and Julian Leeser, who is a lawyer and University administrator. Speakers for the motion are former NSW Premier Bob Carr and Marcia Langton, activist for indigenous rights and commentator.

IQ2 (a project of St James Ethics Centre) organises a number of public debates in Sydney and Melbourne each year. The purpose of the IQ2 series is to raise the level of public discourse on challenging issues by providing a forum for intelligent discussion, grounded in facts and informed by reasoned analysis. To this end, a significant part of the evening is set aside for an open floor period, giving attendees the opportunity to put points or questions to the speakers, and the audience is polled both before and after the debate.