Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

For information about the Agriculture and Water Resources portfolio,

For direct inquiries, please telephone 1800 900 090

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



Future Direction of Gene Technology Reviews Direction of Gene Technology Reviews25/10/2017 13:00:00There will be more certainty around the regulation of new technologies through an interim measure to provide clarity to industry and the public on which techniques are considered gene technology in Australia.​
Investing in leadership to ‘raise the baa’ across the agriculture sector‘raise-the-baa’-across-the-agriculture-sector.aspxInvesting in leadership to ‘raise the baa’ across the agriculture sector25/10/2017 13:00:00The Coalition Government has delivered on another election commitment, with the announcement of the 27 organisat​ions to share in the much anticipated $5 million Leadership in Agricultural Industries Fund, including a grant to establish new peak industry
Pooling projects to boost profits projects to boost profits24/10/2017 13:00:00The Government today announced 14 farmer groups would soon be 'Farming Together' with the support of grants of up to $1.3 million to establish new collaborative arrangements to cut costs and boost returns.