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Weatherboard and Iron : Politics, the Bush and Me - Barnaby Joyce

Weatherboard and Iron

Politics, the Bush and Me

Hardcover Published: 7th August 2018
ISBN: 9781760790332
Number Of Pages: 308

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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.

About the Author

Barnaby Joyce was born in Tamworth, NSW, in 1967. He served as the leader of the National Party from 2016 to 2018 and was Deputy Prime Minister of Australia from February 2016 to February 2018. A graduate of the University of New England, he set up an accountancy practice in St George, Queensland in 1999 before entering politics. Joyce was elected to the Senate at the 2004 federal election and became the National Party's Senate leader in 2008. At the 2013 election, he transferred to the House of Representatives, winning the rural seat of New England in New South Wales.

In the Abbott and Turnbull Governments, Joyce served as Minister for Agriculture (2013-2015), Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources (2015-2017), Minister for Resources and Northern Australia (2017) and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport (2017-2018). During the 2017 parliamentary eligibility crisis, Joyce was confirmed to be a dual citizen of New Zealand. Joyce re-entered parliament in December 2017 after winning the New England by-election with a massive swing to the government.

Great Read

5

Interesting and well written

Hervey bay

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Absolutely excellent

5

I would recommend it as a text book for every politician.

Sydney

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Self indulgent waffle. Want my money back.

1

So predictable. No insights just the same old cliches.I was shocked at how simplistic Banarby Joyce's tale was. As a women living in Regional NSW farming with my partner for the last 30 years I found his explanation of his political life inadequate. No wonder the regions are struggling if that is the quality of political leadership.

Northern NSW

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A most informative & enjoyable read

5

Thanks for the 'chat' Barnaby. It was like having a conversation with you. Cold hard truths about the neglect of regional Australia and the self-centredness of the east coast & career politicians. Who should read this book - all voters - would give them an opportunity to see the bigger picture and the narrowness of the decision making process by all parties.

Qld

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I would reccommend this book

5

A must read for all ages

Gundaroo

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Weatherboard and Iron

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ISBN: 9781760790332
ISBN-10: 1760790338
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 7th August 2018
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 2.5 x 17.7  x 24.9
Weight (kg): 0.56

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