Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia

The post of Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia (previously Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, and other titles following changes in portfolio names) in the Government of Australia has been occupied by deputy Nationals leader David Littleproud since 6 February 2020. He was previously also the agriculture minister from December 2017 until May 2019.

Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia

Incumbent
David Littleproud

since 6 February 2020

Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor-General on behalf of the Queen of Australia on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Australia
Inaugural holder Victor Wilson(as the Minister for Markets and Migration)
Formation 16 January 1925 (1925-01-16)

Following the formation of the Second Morrison Ministry in May 2019, Prime MinisterScott Morrison announced Littleproud’s previous ministerial positions were separated, with McKenzie as Minister for Agriculture and Littleproud as Minister for Water Resources. McKenzie resigned on 2 February 2020 after a government funding scandal, and Deputy Prime MinisterMichael McCormack held the post on an acting basis from 2 February until 6 February when Littleproud was reappointed to the post again after a ministerial reshuffle, without his previous water resources portfolio.

The minister is assisted by the Assistant Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources, held by SenatorRichard Colbeck since August 2018. Senator Anne Ruston previously served in the position from 2015 to 2018.

In the Government of Australia, the minister administers the agriculture and drought portfolios through the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment and its component bodies, and the emergency management portfolio through the Department of Home Affairs.

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In addition to the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, component bodies responsible to the minister include:

Other bodies within the portfolio are:

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