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Agriculture and Water Resources Portfolio Ministers

13th Dec 2019 - 31st Jan 2020
Official portrait of Jonathon Duniam
Senator for TAS Jonathon Duniam
Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries, Assistant Minister for Regional Tourism
13th Dec 2019 - 2nd Feb 2020
Official portrait of Bridget McKenzie
Senator for VIC Bridget McKenzie
Minister for Agriculture
13th Dec 2019 - 31st Jan 2020
Official portrait of David Littleproud
Member for Maranoa David Littleproud
Minister for Water Resources, Drought, Rural Finance, Natural Disaster and Emergency Management

Agriculture and Water Resources Portfolio Outcomes

12 Outcomes were announced in the April 2019 PBS

Agency Outcome April 2019
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: More sustainable, productive, internationally competitive and profitable Australian agricultural, food and fibre industries through policies and initiatives that promote better resource management practices, innovation, self-reliance and improved access to international markets.
$1,153,443,000
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Outcome 3:
Outcome 3: Improve the health of rivers and freshwater ecosystems and water use efficiency through implementing water reforms, and ensuring enhanced sustainability, efficiency and productivity in the management and use of water resources.
$575,655,000
Grains Research and Development Corporation
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: New information and products that enhance the productivity, competitiveness and environmental sustainability of Australian grain growers and benefit the industry and wider community, through planning, managing and implementing investments in grains research and development.
$223,672,000
Murray-Darling Basin Authority
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Equitable and sustainable use of the Murray-Darling Basin by governments and the community including through development and implementation of a Basin Plan, operation of the River Murray system, shared natural resource management programs, research, information and advice.
$181,387,000
Wine Australia
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Foster and enable a competitive Australian wine industry by investing in research and development, building markets, disseminating knowledge and ensuring compliance.
$71,876,000
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
Outcome 2:
Outcome 2: Safeguard Australia's animal and plant health status to maintain overseas markets and protect the economy and environment from the impact of exotic pests and diseases, through risk assessment, inspection and certification, and the implementation of emergency response arrangements for Australian agricultural, food and fibre industries.
$60,527,000
Australian Fisheries Management Authority
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Ecologically sustainable and economically efficient Commonwealth fisheries, through understanding and monitoring Australia?s marine living resources and regulating and monitoring commercial fishing, including domestic licensing and deterrence of illegal foreign fishing.
$43,944,000
Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Increased economic, social and environmental benefits for Australian fishing and aquaculture, and the wider community, by investing in knowledge, innovation, and marketing.
$41,438,000
Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Increased knowledge that fosters sustainable, productive and profitable new and existing rural industries and furthers understanding of national rural issues through research and development in government-industry partnership.
$38,373,000
Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Protection of the health and safety of people, animals, the environment, and agricultural and livestock industries through regulation of pesticides and veterinary medicines.
$34,523,000
Cotton Research and Development Corporation
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Adoption of innovation that leads to increased productivity, competitiveness and environmental sustainability through investment in research and development that benefits the Australian cotton industry and the wider community.
$20,213,000
Regional Investment Corporation
Outcome 1:
Outcome 1: Encourage growth, investment and resilience in Australian farm businesses and rural and regional communities by delivering the Commonwealth?s farm business concessional loans and the National Water Infrastructure Loan Facility.
$15,414,000

The Agriculture and Water Resources Portfolio has 10 agencies in the PBS

AgencyApril 2019
1 Department of Agriculture and Water Resources 1,789,625,000
2 Grains Research and Development Corporation 223,672,000
3 Murray-Darling Basin Authority 181,387,000
4 Wine Australia 71,876,000
5 Australian Fisheries Management Authority 43,944,000
6 Fisheries Research and Development Corporation 41,438,000
7 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation 38,373,000
8 Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority 34,523,000
9 Cotton Research and Development Corporation 20,213,000
10 Regional Investment Corporation 15,414,000

10 agencies remain unchanged at March 2020

March 2020
1 Australian Fisheries Management Authority 43,944,000
2 Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority 34,523,000
3 Cotton Research and Development Corporation 20,213,000
4 Department of Agriculture and Water Resources 1,789,625,000
5 Fisheries Research and Development Corporation 41,438,000
6 Grains Research and Development Corporation 223,672,000
7 Murray-Darling Basin Authority 181,387,000
8 Regional Investment Corporation 15,414,000
9 Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation 38,373,000
10 Wine Australia 71,876,000

Program figures as at April 2018. Figures in billions

Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority

Year to DateCurrentEstimateProjectionProjection
2018-192019-202020-212021-222022-23
0.059 0.035 0.034 0.033 0.034

Revised figures PAES (changed programs only).