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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Indonesia and Australia strengthen water ties and Australia strengthen water ties21/09/2017 14:00:00Australia and Indonesia strengthened an increasingly important trade and investment relationship today with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) committing to stronger cooperation across water resource management and agricultural development
Sweeter deal for Australian sugar exports to Indonesia deal for Australian sugar exports to Indonesia20/09/2017 14:00:00The Coalition Government has welcomed Indonesia's implementation of its earlier agreement to reduce tariffs on the import of Australian raw sugar, strengthening opportunities for Australia's $2.2 billion sugar export industry.
Robots to help (ex)terminate AMR risk in livestock to help (ex)terminate AMR risk in livestock19/09/2017 14:00:00Australian agriculture is a world leader in the fight against development of superbugs.