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



Helping Aussie farmers access safe and effective agvet chemicals Aussie farmers access safe and effective agvet chemicals26/07/2017 14:00:00The Coalition Government has announced a third round of up to $1.78 million to improve access to safe and effective agricultural and veterinary (agvet) chemicals, part of a four-year $8 million investment.
Ten year RIFA eradication commitment year RIFA eradication commitment25/07/2017 14:00:00Agricultural Ministers today welcomed a further ten year commitment, by all governments, in a shared effort to eradicate Red Imported Fire Ants in south-east Queensland.
Setting sights on feral pigs and weeds in WA sights on feral pigs and weeds in WA18/07/2017 14:00:00Western Australian farmers and landholders will be able to better-manage the impacts feral pigs and weeds have on their properties, with a $444,000 investment from the Coalition Government.