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Weekly Media Roundup

October 23, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Yes means Yes - Affirmative consent law passed in California:

A 'yes means yes' affirmative consent requirement has been introduced for Californian university campuses.

The new bill stipulates that affirmative consent, or voluntary agreement rather than a lack of resistance, is required for consensual sexual activity. The bill also requires California colleges, universities, and community colleges to develop survivor-centered policies for addressing sexual assault on campus.



King's NHL player suspended on domestic violence:

Slava Voynov, a Russian defenceman with the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings, has been suspended indefinitely by the NHL after his arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.

The league said its contract with players provides for a suspension of a player facing a criminal investigation where failure to do so "would create a substantial risk of material harm to the legitimate interests and/or reputation of the league."



Murder Investigation after West Auckland Death:

Police are appealing for information from the public following the death of a man at a property in west Auckland last night.


See also West Auckland Murders: Community Boards told to get their 'arse into gear'

West Auckland becomes NZs new Murder Capital


Women's Refuge sends SOS:

Hastings Women's Refuge says closing the doors to people in need would be an absolute last resort but could be a reality if it doesn't receive a funding boost.

Statistics show about 20 per cent of family violence cases are reported - the refuge also deals with the 80 per cent that aren't.

"To be honest about it, the refuge faces a large deficit this year," manager Julie Hart said. "If we don't do something to create sustainable funding, we will have to start shutting down services."


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