Author(s): Barnaby Joyce
Barnaby Joyce is one of Australia¿s most recognisable ¿ and divisive ¿ politicians of the modern era. A former leader of the National Party, and the Deputy Prime Minister between 2016 and 2018, Joyce¿s world came crashing down in spectacular fashion when it was revealed that he was expecting a child with new partner Vikki Campion, a former member of his political staff. Coming so quickly after the public stoush with actor Johnny Depp, the High Court ruling that he was a dual citizen and his stunning victory in the subsequent by-election in his New South Wales seat of New England, Joyce was rarely far from the front pages of national and even international news media. In Weatherboard & Iron Joyce not only provides a background and context to these events but also offers the reader an insight into the inner workings of politics and the media in this country. Back to the backbench in life¿s ever-changing game of snakes and ladders, Joyce outlines how his country upbringing informed and drove his political career¿part memoir, part political insider and deeply personal.