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



Lion cubs a roaring success cubs a roaring success23/10/2016 13:00:00Two South African lion cubs, Milo and Misty, have become the “mane” attraction at the Billabong Zoo in Port Macquarie, following their successful importation into Australia.
Indonesia-Australia partnership passes new milestone partnership passes new milestone18/10/2016 13:00:00Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, and Chairman of the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board, H.E. Mr Thomas Lembong, said this initiative would help develop the Indonesian cattle industry
Boosting regions through decentralisation regions through decentralisation17/10/2016 13:00:00The positive impacts of the Coalition Government’s policy to relocate Canberra-based rural research and development agencies to where boots hit the dirt in rural and regional Australia, creating centres of excellence, was discussed in Senate Estimates.