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



Sweet victory for Aussie farmers in backpacker tax breakthrough victory for Aussie farmers in backpacker tax breakthrough30/11/2016 13:00:00Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of The Nationals, Barnaby Joyce, has welcomed a breakthrough on the so-called backpacker tax which will commence at 15% in the New Year should it pass the Senate later today.
Delivering clarity on water ownership clarity on water ownership30/11/2016 13:00:00Foreign investors will now have to register when purchasing water entitlements, as part of the Coalition Government’s reforms to have better oversight of foreign investment in Australia’s agricultural assets.
Armidale welcomes APVMA welcomes APVMA24/11/2016 13:00:00The Coalition Government has signed off on a $25.6 million relocation of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) to Armidale, delivering on a Nationals election commitment.