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



Market access for live cattle reopened in Japan access for live cattle reopened in Japan25/08/2016 14:00:00The Coalition Government has won Japanese approval to re-open Australia’s live cattle trade to the island nation, worth more than $14 million a year to our farmers.
Applications open for the 2017 Science and Innovation Awards open for the 2017 Science and Innovation Awards24/08/2016 14:00:00Australia’s young agricultural scientists, innovators and researchers are being invited to share their ideas for a chance to receive a share of $240,000 in grants.
Working together to tackle dairy challenges together to tackle dairy challenges24/08/2016 14:00:00The Coalition Government is delivering on another election commitment to our nation's dairy farmers by inviting key stakeholders from farmer organisations, processors and retailers to a symposium to facilitate industry-led options to address the challenge