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.


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Championing Australian agriculture and trade in Europe Australian agriculture and trade in Europe22/06/2017 14:00:00Maintaining and growing Australia’s $3.1 billion food and agricultural exports into Europe is central to a visit next week by Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce, to the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands and Italy.
Independent ANAO review finds APVMA lacking ANAO review finds APVMA lacking21/06/2017 14:00:00A scathing report by the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) highly critical of the Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) was tabled in Parliament today and reinforces the Coalition Government’s decision to restructure the a
Practical policy delivering for unstoppable ag sector policy delivering for unstoppable ag sector20/06/2017 14:00:00It has been almost a year since the July 2016 re-election of the Liberal-Nationals Government and the Coalition has been ‘whipping’ through the delivery of its commitments in agriculture and water resources, with agriculture growing faster than any other