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



Putting the squeeze on biosecurity risks the squeeze on biosecurity risks19/05/2017 14:00:00Citrus growers and viticulturists across the Mildura region will benefit from three biosecurity projects worth over $250,000 to protect the industry from plant pests and to open up export opportunities.
Sunraysia to benefit from $6.8m pest surveillance network to benefit from $6.8m pest surveillance network19/05/2017 14:00:00Sunraysia is set to benefit from a $6.8 million project to establish an advanced plant pest surveillance network which will monitor and report on threats to major primary production industries, including grains, cotton, horticulture, wine and forestry
Extra funds for Rural Financial Counselling Service funds for Rural Financial Counselling Service16/05/2017 14:00:00Farm businesses seeking assistance in planning their budgets will have better access to the Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) thanks to over $1.6 million in additional funding from the Coalition Government.