Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources​

The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, Member for New England, was sworn in as Deputy Prime Minister on 18 February 2016, and Minister for Agriculture on 18 September 2013. Water Resources was added to Minister Joyce's portfolio on 21 September 2015.

He is supported by Senator for South Australia, the Hon. Anne Ruston, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources and​ the Hon. Luke Hartsuyker​, Ass​istant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister.

 

 Latest Media Releases

 

 

Win for farmers with proposed backpacker tax rate cuthttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/backpacker-tax-rate-cut.aspxWin for farmers with proposed backpacker tax rate cut26/09/2016 14:00:00The proposed 32.5 per cent tax rate that was to apply to working holiday visa holders will be slashed to 19 per cent following strong representations by The Nationals in Government.
Boggabilla grower to take the grains of the GRDChttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/boggabilla-grower-to-take-the-grains-of-the-grdc.aspxBoggabilla grower to take the grains of the GRDC26/09/2016 14:00:00​New leadership will head up the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) with the appointment of experienced northern region grower and current GRDC director, Mr John Woods, to the position of chairperson for a three year term.
Australia in box seat with expansion of Indonesian beef importshttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/In-box-seat-with-Indonesian-beef-imports.aspxAustralia in box seat with expansion of Indonesian beef imports22/09/2016 14:00:00The Indonesian Government has lifted restrictions on imports of secondary cuts of beef and offal, imposed in 2015, restoring opportunities for our farmers and exporters of boxed beef.