An explosive book has shined a light on what was allegedly going on behind the scenes in Australian politics as the nation was pummelled by political scandals, the pandemic, and natural disasters.
Plagued, the new book by The Australian's political reporters Simon Benson and Geoff Chambers, has lifted the lid on what happened during Scott Morrison's time as Prime Minister.
So far, it has lived up to the description on its website, which claims that what went on behind closed doors 'will astonish the public'.
Plagued – the inside story of Australia’s 2 years of hell - is a forensic account of the pandemic, China, global competition and political fallout. Stoked to have worked on my first book with Simon Benson over the past 24-months. Pre-order your copy here https://t.co/fYr3EcKGVN pic.twitter.com/CULycXINwH— Geoff Chambers (@Chambersgc) August 1, 2022
Plagued has been making headlines in recent days after exposing Scott Morrison's secret ministry appointments.
As the virus was breaching borders and spreading throughout the globe, Trump had absolutely no qualms in pointing the finger at who he felt was responsible for Covid-19.
According to Plagued, Trump's furious phone conversation surprised exactly zero of Morrison's staffers as 'they had come to expect the unexpected when it came to Trump'.
The book details Trump's interesting relationship with Morrison, including an odd tale of how the US President introduced the Aussie leader as the 'president of Australia' in a private meeting of G7 leaders.
Despite divulging some of Morrison's odd interactions with Trump, one of the main themes throughout Plagued is 'Australia’s two years of hell' as the nation grappled with Covid-19.
The book revealed that then-Prime Minister Scott Morrison turned to medicating himself with sedatives at the height of the pandemic.
"He'd rouse in a fitful state and look at the ceiling for hours on end, saying to himself: 'I have to sleep or I won't get through this week'. More than once, so he could function the following day, he would take a mild sedative," the book reads, as per Sky News Australia.
Plagued is based on extensive interviews with the former Prime Minister and from the experiences of journalists Simon Benson and Geoff Chambers and their time in Canberra.
The pair was granted not only access to Australia's corridors of power but also behind doors that are normally sealed… and revealing what secrets were hidden behind them.
Plagued by Simon Benson and Geoff Chambers is available to buy now.
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