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

 

 

$45.6 million for job-creating water infrastructure for Northern Adelaidehttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/northern-adelaide-irrigation-scheme.aspx$45.6 million for job-creating water infrastructure for Northern Adelaide16/08/2017 14:00:00The Coalition Government is delivering funding of $45.6 million to get capital works underway on the Northern Adelaide Irrigation Scheme.
Horticulture industry abuzz for better bee pest surveillancehttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/bee-pest-surveillance.aspxHorticulture industry abuzz for better bee pest surveillance15/08/2017 14:00:00The Coalition Government is strengthening the surveillance of Australia’s bee population for exotic pests, protecting an industry worth $2.5 billion to horticulture alone.
Lindenow’s king of salad takes out 2017 Australian Farmer of the Yearhttp://minister.agriculture.gov.au/joyce/Pages/Media-Releases/farmer-of-the-year-2017.aspxLindenow’s king of salad takes out 2017 Australian Farmer of the Year15/08/2017 14:00:00​Farmer and family man from Lindenow in Gippsland, Victoria, Andrew Bulmer, has taken out the prestigious 2017 Kondinin Group and ABC Rural Australian Farmer of the Year award for his business prowess and innovative approach to farming.