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

 

 

G20 partners to address global agriculture challenges in Germanyhttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/g20-partners-to-address-global-agriculture-challenges-in-germany.aspxG20 partners to address global agriculture challenges in Germany18/01/2017 13:00:00Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, will attend the G20 Agriculture Ministers’ meeting in Berlin this week as a part of Australia’s push to strengthen agriculture exports and build new and stronger tradin
Australian Government delivering on water infrastructure for Queenslandhttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/Australian-Government-delivering-on-water-infrastructure-for-Queensland.aspxAustralian Government delivering on water infrastructure for Queensland16/01/2017 13:00:00Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce announces $6.6 million to kick-start planning for 7 major water projects in Queensland.
Biosecurity boost to clamp down on bordershttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/Biosecurity-boost-to-clamp-down-on-borders.aspxBiosecurity boost to clamp down on borders14/01/2017 13:00:00Latest Department of Agriculture and Water Resources data shows 12 million mail items and four million passengers were screened, along with 1 million cargo consignments assessed in the 2015-16 financial year, uncovering a range of items that posed a risk.