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Message from the President 

At the end of term two and beginning of the holidays, a number of students participated in our Online Case Competition. Students were asked to prepare a written submission on their chosen side of a topic, outlining how they would approach the topic in a debate. The adjudicators were particularly impressed by the quality of the submissions and the level of thought and research students had put into their submission! 

We are delighted to announce the following students who will be going through to the Grand Final on Monday 2nd August. 
  • Madeleine C from  Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology
  • Emily W and Chloe S from Prince of Peace Lutheran College 
  • Katie D from Brisbane Girls Grammar School
  • Moriah M from Assisi College 
  • Zoe C and Tilly L from Brisbane State High School 
  • Leila D from Somerville House
  • Arielle C from Canterbury College
  • Alyciana A and Josie H from Somerville House 
  • Evelyn Y and Siena F from All Hallows' School
It is our pleasure to invite the BGDA community to the Grand Final Presentation evening, where students will be presenting their submissions as a pitch and responding to questions about their case. 

Grand Final Schedule

We are very grateful to Brisbane Girls Grammar School who will be hosting the evening, which will run as follows:

  • 6:00pm - Junior and intermediate pitches and questions 
  • 7:00pm- Senior pitches and questions 
  • 7:45pm- Keynote speech by Therese Wilson, Griffith University Dean of Law
  • 8:15pm- Grand Final announcement 
  • 8:30pm- Conclude

Sponsor Spotlight- Griffith Law School

The BGDA are very grateful for the support of Griffith University Law School. If you are excited to get involved with Griffith Law School's fantastic programs, you don't need to get wait until you graduate! Griffith are proud to offer mooting opportunities for high school students. You can learn more by watching this video.
Griffith University's Open House and Open Day activities

Get expert advice on your study options—and get it your way. Join us on campus on Open Day, online at Open House, or both. You'll find information about our degrees, as well as essential details on student support services, admission pathways, applying to study and scholarships. Get a taste of life at Griffith, see our campuses and facilities, join in-person and online information sessions, and chat with our study advisers.


  • Annual General Meeting: our AGM will be held in September 2021, date TBC. If you would like to be eligible to vote and run for elections at the AGM, please apply for membership here
  • Adjudicate for the BGDA: If you are currently a grade 12 student and would like to adjudicate for the BGDA in 2022, please apply here. By filling out this form, we will have your contact details and be able to contact you about opportunities when you graduate.
  • QDU Workshops: you find information on upcoming QDU workshops here
  • UN Youth Voice: UN Youth Australia host a problem solving and public speaking competition for students in grades 7-10. You can find out more on their website here.

COVID-19 Policies 

You can find a copy of the BGDA's COVID-19 Policies on our website here. Our policies aim to manage the risk of COVID-19 by adopting precautions in line with the Queensland Department of Health's advice. We will inform you of any updates to our policies as necessary. 

Thank you once again for your ongoing support of the BGDA. If you have any questions or concerns. please do not hesitate to get in touch! We look forward to seeing you at round four!
Kind Regards, 
BGDA Executive