Is a GP guilty of domestic violence fit to practise?

Tribunal rules that the actions of convicted GP were 'regrettable and inappropriate' but only warrant a reprimand

A rural GP convicted of domestic violence will be allowed to keep practising despite the medical watchdog’s attempts to have him struck off.


The 51-year-old doctor from NSW was convicted of common assault, breach of an apprehended violence order (AVO) and intimidation over a dispute with his second wife, mother to three of his children, in 2015.

The woman sustained injuries to her throat and had her clothes and phone damaged during the incident, in which the doctor pushed her on to a bed and directed derogatory language towards her, a tribunal was told.