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

 

 

$31m for Queensland MDB irrigators to modernise water infrastructurehttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/31m-for-queensland-mdb-irrigators-to-modernise-water-infrastructure.aspx$31m for Queensland MDB irrigators to modernise water infrastructure01/04/2017 13:00:00Queensland irrigators in Murray–Darling Basin catchments are encouraged to apply for a share in $31 million in Coalition Government funding to upgrade their on-farm water infrastructure, with a new round of the Healthy HeadWaters Water Use Efficiency prog
New Horticulture Code of Conduct to take effect on 1 Aprilhttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/new-hort-code-takes-effect-on-1-April.aspxNew Horticulture Code of Conduct to take effect on 1 April30/03/2017 13:00:00Australian horticulture growers will be able to secure fairer returns on their produce thanks to the Coalition Government’s new and improved Horticulture Code of Conduct, which will provide a stronger framework to support dispute resolution between grower
JAEPA continues to produce sweet deals for Aussie exportershttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/jaepa-continues-to-produce-sweet-deals.aspxJAEPA continues to produce sweet deals for Aussie exporters30/03/2017 13:00:00Australian agricultural and food exporters will benefit from the fourth round of tariff cuts from 1 April under the Japan–Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA).