Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Australia)


Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (Australia)
Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Incumbent
Joe Ludwig

since 14 September 2010
Style The Honourable
Appointer Governor-General on the recommendation of the Prime Minister of Australia
Inaugural holder

for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry William Scully

for Markets and Commerce Victor Wilson
Formation

for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (1942)

for Markets and Commerce (1925)

The current Australian Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry is Senator the Hon Joe Ludwig.

Contents

Portfolio responsibilities

The minister administers his portfolio through the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, and its component bodies:

Other bodies within his portfolio are:

  • Australian Egg Corporation
  • Australian Fisheries Management Authority
  • Australian Landcare Council
  • Australian Livestock Export Corporation Limited
  • Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (formerly National Registration Authority for Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals)
  • Australian Pork Limited
  • Australian Wine and Brandy Corporation
  • Australian Wool Innovation Limited
  • Cotton Research and Development Corporation
  • Dairy Adjustment Authority
  • Dairy Australia
  • Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
  • Forest and Wood Products Research and Development Corporation
  • Grains Research and Development Corporation
  • Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation
  • Horticulture Australia Limited
  • Land & Water Australia
  • Meat and Livestock Australia
  • Murray-Darling Basin Commission
  • Murray-Darling Basin Ministerial Council
  • National Consultative Committee on Animal Welfare
  • National Land and Water Resources Audit
  • National Rural Advisory Council
  • Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council
  • Northern Territory Fisheries Joint Authority
  • Plant Breeder's Rights Office
  • Quarantine and Exports Advisory Council
  • Primary Industries Ministerial Council
  • Queensland Fisheries Joint Authority
  • Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation
  • Statutory Fishing Rights Allocation Review Panel
  • Sugar Research and Development Corporation
  • Torres Strait Protected Zone Joint Authority
  • Western Australian Fisheries Joint Authority
  • Wheat Export Authority

List of Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial Title
William Scully Australian Labor Party 1942–1946 Minister for Commerce and Agriculture
Reginald Pollard 1946–1949
John McEwen Country Party 1949–1956
William McMahon Liberal Party 1956–1958 Minister for Primary Industry
Charles Adermann Country Party 1958–1967
Doug Anthony 1967–1971
Ian Sinclair 1971–1972
Lance Barnard Australian Labor Party 1972
Ken Wriedt 1972–1974
Ken Wriedt 1974–1975 Minister for Agriculture
Rex Patterson 1975
Ian Sinclair National Country Party 1975
1975–1979 Minister for Primary Industry
Peter Nixon 1979–1983
John Kerin Australian Labor Party 1983–1987
1987–1991 Minister for Primary Industries and Energy
Simon Crean 1991–1993
Bob Collins 1993–1996
John Anderson National Party 1996–1998
Mark Vaile 1998–1999 Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Warren Truss 1999–2005
Peter McGauran 2005–2007
Tony Burke Australian Labor Party 2007–2010
Joe Ludwig 2010–

List of Ministers for Markets and Commerce

Minister Party affiliation Period Ministerial Title
Victor Wilson Nationalist Party 1925–1926 Minister for Markets and Migration
Thomas Paterson Country Party 1926–1928
Thomas Paterson Country Party 1928 Minister for Markets
Thomas Paterson Country Party 1928–1929 Minister for Markets and Transport
Parker Moloney Australian Labor Party 1929–1930
Parker Moloney Australian Labor Party 1930–1932 Minister for Markets
Charles Hawker United Australia Party 1932
Charles Hawker United Australia Party 1932 Minister for Commerce
Joseph Lyons United Australia Party 1932
Frederick Stewart United Australia Party 1932–1934
Earle Page Country Party 1934–1939
George McLeay United Australia Party 1939–1940
Archie Cameron Country Party 1940
Earle Page Country Party 1940–1941
William Scully Australian Labor Party 1941–1942

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