AIIA VIC warmly welcomes you to our Young Professionals Debate Evening.

All welcome!

Join us for our first ever live debate, featuring candidates debating whether Australia should adopt a more independent foreign policy.

Foreign policy is at the forefront of many national agendas, Australia included. Guided by a commitment to regionalism and multilateralism, Australia seeks to support stability and prosperity and tackle global challenges.

All you need is an interest in mingling with extraordinary, like-minded individuals in a relaxed setting.

Entry to this event is FREE for AIIA VIC Young Professionals Members as well as New Colombo Plan Scholars and Alumni (the discount code for NCP Scholars and Alumni is the same as that used for previous NCP events. If you do not have this please contact your university's NCP Ambassador or email Non-member tickets are available for $30 per person.

Dress code: Smart Casual

Come along and join us for after-work drinks and engaging conversations!

If you or a team of friends would like to participate in this debate, please submit your application by outlining in 150 words or less a topic of choice related to international affairs and send your response to (please note that your application topic choice does not need to relate to the debate question).

The PRIZE for the best speaker of the debate will be a 12 month Young Professionals Membership with AIIA Victoria (valued at $75)!

Applications to participate in the event close Friday 12th August 2022.


Dyason House
124 Jolimont Road
East Melbourne, VIC 3002, Australia

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