Geoff Brock: The Man Who Saved a City

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Wakefield Press, 2018 - Biography & Autobiography - 208 pages

Love him or hate him there's no denying Geoff Brock has made a name for himself in South Australian politics. As the Independent Member for Frome following his shock win in the 2009 by-election he has represented the city of Port Pirie and those living in the Flinders Ranges, Upper Yorke Peninsula and Clare Valley. He made a huge impact with his negotiations relating to the Nyrstar lead smelter, lifeblood of Port Pirie, but his story began many years earlier on the plains of the Mid North where he roamed with his itinerant worker father while he struggled to feed his family.

What is the driving force behind the man who was bullied at school, who overcame a stutter and who, as political kingmaker, installed Premier Jay Weatherill and his team to state government in 2014? What has he achieved as Minister for Regional Development and Minister for Local Government? And what lies ahead?

Geoff Brock: The man who saved a city provides a rare insight into a man fashioned by tragedy and hardship and determined to remain independent.

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