J Keith Simpson


The year was 1982. This was toward the end of what Bolton labeled the Legislative Period (LP) in Australia (1). The LP, 1961 – 1985, was characterized by the enactment of comprehensive legislation regulating the practice of chiropractic in all Australian jurisdictions (2) as it was in Canada from where I migrated. During my years working in the fitness industry in Ontario Canada I had witnessed interprofessional cooperation between chiropractors and medical practitioners. During my years at Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, I was taught by medical practitioners. I was naïve enough to expect the same would be true in Australia. However, upon arriving in Young, New South Wales, I quickly knew what Dorothy was referring to when she said, “Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore”.