RACGP open to coroner's family violence training call

THE RACGP will hold discussions with a Victorian coroner who closed his inquest into the filicide of a four-year-old girl with a call for compulsory family violence training for GPs.

Darcey Iris was thrown to her death from Melbourne's West Gate Bridge by her father, Arthur Freeman, in January 2009. Freeman was later convicted of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment.

During the inquest, Darcey's mother Peta Barnes testified that she had made three GPs aware of her fears of family violence and had specifically told one of her belief that Freeman would kill the children.

All three told the