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



Inspector-General of Biosecurity report on uncooked prawn imports of Biosecurity report on uncooked prawn imports11/12/2017 13:00:00Today I met with the Inspector-General of Biosecurity to discuss the findings of her review into the circumstances leading to the suspension of uncooked prawn imports into Australia and biosecurity considerations relevant to trade in uncooked prawns.
New Export Control Bill to minimise export costs and drive productivity Export Control Bill to minimise export costs and drive productivity06/12/2017 13:00:00A Bill introduced into Parliament today will better support exporters and farmers to minimise the costs of doing business, as well as continue to provide the robust regulation expected by our trading partners.
Future Direction of Gene Technology Reviews Direction of Gene Technology Reviews25/10/2017 13:00:00There will be more certainty around the regulation of new technologies through an interim measure to provide clarity to industry and the public on which techniques are considered gene technology in Australia.​