Who leaked chiro report on baby’s neck, MP asks

The case of a four-month-old Melbourne baby sparked a public battle between the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) and members of the medical profession over the interpretation of the AHPRA investigation documents, which was tabled by the shadow minister for health, Jo-Ann Miller. 

The CAA claimed the report confirmed there was no fracture as a result of the chiropractic treatment performed in a hospital and that the baby had congenital spondylosis.

Opponents insisted that scans revealed evidence of a fracture of the C2 vertebra.

Dr Alex Douglas, the United Australia Party member for Gaven, wants AHPRA to investigate how such detail became public knowledge. 

He told the Queensland parliament yesterday that the confidential document was released to “parties still unknown”.

“There is a very dangerous precedent that has been set in parliament by the release of a confidential AHPRA report