Minister for Agriculture (Australia)

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Minister for Agriculture
Senator Barnaby Joyce.jpg
Incumbent
Barnaby Joyce

since 18 September 2013
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Australia
Inaugural holder Victor Wilson
Formation 16 January 1925 (1925-01-16)

The Australian Minister for Agriculture is the Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, appointed on 18 July 2013.

In the Government of Australia, the minister administers this portfolio through the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, and its component bodies.

Portfolio responsibilities[edit]

In addition to the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, component bodies responsible to the minister include:

Other bodies within his portfolio are:

List of agriculture ministers[edit]

The following individuals have been appointed as Minister for Agriculture, or any of its precedent titles:[1]

Order Minister Party Prime Minister Title Term start Term end Term in office
1 Victor Wilson   Nationalist Bruce Minister for Markets and Migration 16 January 1925 (1925-01-16) 18 June 1926 (1926-06-18) 1 year, 153 days
2 Thomas Paterson Country 18 June 1926 (1926-06-18) 19 January 1928 (1928-01-19) 3 years, 126 days
Minister for Markets 19 January 1928 (1928-01-19) 10 December 1928 (1928-12-10)
Minister for Markets and Transport 10 December 1928 (1928-12-10) 22 October 1929 (1929-10-22)
3 Parker Moloney Labor Scullin 22 October 1929 (1929-10-22) 21 April 1930 (1930-04-21) 2 years, 76 days
Minister for Markets 21 April 1930 (1930-04-21) 6 January 1932 (1932-01-06)
4 Charles Hawker United Australia Lyons 6 January 1932 (1932-01-06) 13 April 1932 (1932-04-13) 261 days
Minister for Commerce 13 April 1932 (1932-04-13) 23 September 1932 (1932-09-23)
5 Joseph Lyons 3 October 1932 (1932-10-03) 13 October 1932 (1932-10-13) 10 days
6 Frederick Stewart 13 October 1932 (1932-10-13) 9 November 1932 (1932-11-09) 27 days
7 Earle Page Country 9 November 1932 (1932-11-09) 7 April 1939 (1939-04-07) 6 years, 149 days
Page 7 April 1939 (1939-04-07) 26 April 1939 (1939-04-26)
8 George McLeay United Australia Menzies 26 April 1939 (1939-04-26) 14 March 1940 (1940-03-14) 323 days
9 Archie Cameron Country 14 March 1940 (1940-03-14) 28 October 1940 (1940-10-28) 228 days
n/a Earle Page 28 October 1940 (1940-10-28) 29 August 1941 (1941-08-29) 344 days
Fadden 29 August 1941 (1941-08-29) 7 October 1941 (1941-10-07)
10 William Scully Labor Curtin 7 October 1941 (1941-10-07) 22 December 1942 (1942-12-22) 5 years, 25 days
Minister for Commerce and Agriculture 22 December 1942 (1942-12-22) 6 July 1945 (1945-07-06)
Forde 6 July 1945 (1945-07-06) 13 July 1945 (1945-07-13)
Chifley 13 July 1945 (1945-07-13) 1 November 1946 (1946-11-01)
11 Reginald Pollard 1 November 1946 (1946-11-01) 19 December 1949 (1949-12-19) 3 years, 48 days
12 John McEwen Country Menzies 19 December 1949 (1949-12-19) 11 January 1956 (1956-01-11) 6 years, 23 days
13 William McMahon Liberal Minister for Primary Industry 11 January 1956 (1956-01-11) 10 December 1958 (1958-12-10) 2 years, 333 days
14 Charles Adermann Country 10 December 1958 (1958-12-10) 26 January 1966 (1966-01-26) 8 years, 310 days
Holt 26 January 1966 (1966-01-26) 16 October 1967 (1967-10-16)
15 Doug Anthony 16 October 1967 (1967-10-16) 19 December 1967 (1967-12-19) 3 years, 112 days
McEwen 19 December 1967 (1967-12-19) 10 January 1968 (1968-01-10)
Gorton 10 January 1968 (1968-01-10) 5 February 1971 (1971-02-05)
16 Ian Sinclair 5 February 1971 (1971-02-05) 10 March 1971 (1971-03-10) 1 year, 304 days
McMahon 10 March 1971 (1971-03-10) 5 December 1972 (1972-12-05)
17 Lance Barnard1 Labor Whitlam 5 December 1972 (1972-12-05) 19 December 1972 (1972-12-19) 14 days
18 Ken Wriedt 19 December 1972 (1972-12-19) 12 June 1974 (1974-06-12) 2 years, 306 days
Minister for Agriculture 12 June 1974 (1974-06-12) 21 October 1975 (1975-10-21)
19 Rex Patterson 21 October 1975 (1975-10-21) 11 November 1975 (1975-11-11) 21 days
n/a Ian Sinclair National Country Fraser 11 November 1975 (1975-11-11) 22 December 1975 (1975-12-22) 3 years, 320 days
Minister for Primary Industry 22 December 1975 (1975-12-22) 27 September 1979 (1979-09-27)
20 Peter Nixon 27 September 1979 (1979-09-27) 11 March 1983 (1983-03-11) 3 years, 165 days
21 John Kerin Labor Hawke 11 March 1983 (1983-03-11) 24 July 1987 (1987-07-24) 8 years, 85 days
Minister for Primary Industries and Energy 24 July 1987 (1987-07-24) 4 June 1991 (1991-06-04)
22 Simon Crean 4 June 1991 (1991-06-04) 20 December 1991 (1991-12-20) 2 years, 202 days
Keating 20 December 1991 (1991-12-20) 23 December 1993 (1993-12-23)
23 Bob Collins 23 December 1993 (1993-12-23) 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 2 years, 79 days
24 John Anderson National Howard 11 March 1996 (1996-03-11) 21 October 1998 (1998-10-21) 2 years, 224 days
25 Mark Vaile Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry 21 October 1998 (1998-10-21) 20 July 1999 (1999-07-20) 272 days
26 Warren Truss 20 July 1999 (1999-07-20) 6 July 2005 (2005-07-06) 5 years, 351 days
27 Peter McGauran 6 July 2005 (2005-07-06) 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) 2 years, 150 days
28 Tony Burke Labor Rudd 3 December 2007 (2007-12-03) 28 June 2010 (2010-06-28) 2 years, 285 days
Gillard 28 June 2010 (2010-06-28) 14 September 2010 (2010-09-14)
29 Joe Ludwig 14 September 2010 (2010-09-14) 1 July 2013 (2013-07-01) 2 years, 290 days
30 Joel Fitzgibbon Rudd 1 July 2013 (2013-07-01) 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18) 445 days
31 Barnaby Joyce National Abbott Minister for Agriculture 18 September 2013 (2013-09-18) Incumbent 1 year, 1 day

Notes

1 Barnard was part of a two-man ministry comprising Barnard and Gough Whitlam for fourteen days until the full ministry was commissioned.

List of junior ministers within the portfolio[edit]

The following individuals have been appointed as junior ministers in the agriculture portfolio or any of its precedent titles.[1]

Order Minister Party Prime Minister Title Term start Term end Term in office
1 Wilson Tuckey   Liberal Howard Minister for Forestry and Conservation 21 October 1998 26 November 2001 3 years, 36 days
2 Ian Macdonald   26 November 2001 14 November 2002 4 years, 62 days
  Minister for Fisheries, Forestry and Conservation 14 November 2002 27 January 2006
3 Eric Abetz   27 January 2006 3 December 2007 1 year, 310 days

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ministries and Cabinets". 43rd Parliamentary Handbook: Historical information on the Australian Parliament. Parliament of Australia. 2010. Retrieved 9 July 2013. 

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