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DECP Debate

DECP Debate has the following purposes. It acts as:

  • The voice of the DECP;
  • An organ for the exchange of ideas, interests and views;
  • A vehicle for communicating the concerns of the profession; and
  • An instrument for two-way communication.

Scheduled publication frequency:

  • Four issues a year (March, June, September and December)

Editorial Team:

  • Christopher Arnold
  • Jennifer Greene
  • Frank Pearson
  • Isabella Bernardo
  • Matt Baker
  • Victoria Lewis

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Unsolicited articles or other items for publication are welcomed. Please send these to a member of the Editorial Team.

The Editorial Team reserves the right not to publish, for whatever reason, or to suggest amendments.

Account should be taken of house style, particularly regarding length, which is a maximum of 3,000 words.

DECP Debate appears four times each year and is distributed free to DECP members at the beginning of March, June, September and December.

The deadline for copy is 10 weeks before publication, except that letters may be accepted up to six weeks before publication.

Copy deadline(s)


Copy deadline
(Please email your text to P4P by this date)

DECP Debate 179 June 2021

Monday 19 April 2021

DECP Debate 180 September 2021

Monday 12 July 2021

DECP Debate 181 December 2021

Monday 11 October 2021

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