Ben Richards

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Richards: Gillard wins Australian leaders’ debate

Judge: Ben Richards Winner: Julia Gillard Scores: Gillard 79 | Tony Abbott 75 Reasons Are we so jaded with the current Government that there is a wave of nostalgia for the previous one? This appeared to be Tony Abbott’s gambit as he resolutely looked backwards; the language of attack repressed but not personable. It was … Continue reading

Judge Profile – Ben Richards

Ben Richards is a three-time winner of the Australasian Intervarsity Debating Championship (1992, 1993 & 1996) and winner of Worlds Masters (2000). He was also named best speaker at the 1994 World Universities Debating Championship. Ben has taught debating at universities in Australia, Asia and Africa. He now teaches and coaches communication skills for Aticus Pty Ltd.