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28 February, 2023

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RALLY called in light of domestic violence murders

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Red roses lined Atherton’s Anzac Park on Friday in honour of 51-year-old Janet Guthrie and 19-year-old Krystle Monks who allegedly lost their lives at the hands of their partners.

A Red Rose Rally, organised by the Red Rose Foundation and Women’s Centre FNQ, is called each time there is a family or domestic violence-related death in Queensland, taking the form of a silent 30-minute gathering to remember and honour the lives lost.

Thirty people from across the Tablelands gathered to mourn the two women and take a stance against the ever-growing epidemic of domestic and family violence.

Ms Guthrie, who was well known in the Far Northern community, lost her life in her Bribie Island home on 15 February and a 47-year-old man Caboolture man believed to be her partner has been charged with murder (domestic violence), enter dwelling with intent, robbery and contravening an order about information necessary to access information stored electronically.

Only a few weeks shy of her 20th birthday, Ms Monks was found unresponsive in her Bundamba (Ipswich) home and a 21-year-old man believed to be her partner has since been charged with one count of murder (domestic violence).

In 2022, 56 women lost their lives at the hands of domestic violence in Australia and as of January this year, five women have lost their lives to domestic violence according to Destroy The Joint.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, you are not alone and there are people who can help.

Support can be found at

▪ DVConnect Womensline: 1800 811 811

▪ DVConnect Mensline: 1800 600 636

▪ 1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732


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