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



Continuing support for dairy farmers in NSW support for dairy farmers in NSW05/07/2016 14:00:00The Australian and NSW Coalition governments have reaffirmed their commitment to supporting dairy farmers doing it tough, with applications now open for Dairy Recovery Concessional Loans in New South Wales.
Statement on mistreatment of cattle in Vietnam on mistreatment of cattle in Vietnam15/06/2016 14:00:00Deputy Prime Minister and Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce said industry had suspended supply of cattle to three abattoirs in Vietnam after the release of disturbing footage showing the mistreatment of animals.
$177 million invested into River Murray irrigation projects$177m-River-Murray-irrigation-projects.aspx$177 million invested into River Murray irrigation projects15/06/2016 14:00:00A scheme designed to increase irrigation efficiency and return water to the River Murray has reached a new milestone.