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



Signs point to another year of delivery point to another year of delivery16/02/2017 13:00:00It is already shaping up to be another strong year of delivery for the agriculture sector, with a swag of announcements only six weeks into 2017.
Grain growers to benefit from 10 year investment growers to benefit from 10 year investment16/02/2017 13:00:00The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and NSW Government have today announced an historic 10-year bilateral agreement, which will see an investment of more than $130 million into grains research and development in NSW.
Stronger biosecurity controls over potential disease carriers biosecurity controls over potential disease carriers14/02/2017 13:00:00Australia’s biosecurity system has been further strengthened today, with the introduction of legislation that will provide additional safeguards, both by air and by sea, to protect our $60 billion agricultural industries.