Filicide case puts spotlight on GPs' role in tackling family violence

The inquest into the shocking murder of four-year-old Darcey Freeman raised questions about the role of GPs in tackling domestic violence. 

In the troubled months before her husband dropped their tiny daughter like a rag doll off the West Gate Bridge in Melbourne to her death, Peta Barnes raised the alarm about his behaviour a number of times.

She raised it with the lawyer helping her change custody arrangements to curb his contact with their three kids.

She raised it with the police, who rushed to the house one night

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