Barnaby Joyce is one of Australia's most recognisable -and divisive- politicians of the modern era.
A former Leader of the Australian National Party, and the Deputy Prime Minister between 2016 and 2018, Joyce's world came crashing down around him in spectacular fashion this year 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 bi election in his NSW seat of New England, Joyce was rarely far from the front pages of national and international news media.
In Weatherboard and Iron Joyce not only provides a background and context to these calamitous series of 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, this book outlines how his country upbringing informed and drove his political career...memoir, part political insider and deeply personal.