Minister for Agriculture

The Hon, Barnaby Joyce MP, Member for New England, was sworn in as Minister for Agriculture on 18 September 2013.

He is supported by the Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck,
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for​ Agriculture.


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Coalition opens Lebanon livestock trade Releases/lebanon-trade.aspxCoalition opens Lebanon livestock trade12/17/2014 1:00:00 PMFor the first time in over a decade, Australian livestock producers can trade directly with Lebanon for Australian feeder and slaughter cattle, sheep and goats.
Next generation of ag leaders just over the Horizon Releases/next-gen-of-ag-leaders.aspxNext generation of ag leaders just over the Horizon12/17/2014 1:00:00 PMFirst year agriculture undergraduates with a passion for Australia’s primary industries have until the end of January 2015 to apply for the prestigious Horizon Scholarship, which provides valuable mentoring and funding towards their studies.
Christmas comes early for Landcare Releases/Christmas-comes-early-for-landcare.aspxChristmas comes early for Landcare12/17/2014 1:00:00 PMAlmost 300 community groups and individuals across Australia will share in $5 million to enable communities to take practical action as part of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.