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. Keith Pitt, Ass​istant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister.

 

 Latest Media Releases

 

 

Statement on mistreatment of cattle in Vietnamhttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/Statement-on-mistreatment-of-cattle-in-Vietnam.aspxStatement 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 projectshttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/$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.
Statement from the Deputy Prime Minister on support for dairy industryhttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/support-for-dairy-industry.aspxStatement from the Deputy Prime Minister on support for dairy industry18/05/2016 14:00:00I have closely monitored developments following the Murray Goulburn and Fonterra decisions to reduce farm gate milk prices for the 2015-16 season and since that time have had a number of discussions with farmers, industry leaders, processors and retailers