The Hon. Murray Watt
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry
Murray Watt was elected as a Senator for Queensland in 2016.
He is the Albanese Government’s Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and Minister for Emergency Management.
Murray is Brisbane born and bred, and has strong family ties to regional Queensland, with both sides of his family having a long history in farming and teaching.
As a Minister in the Albanese Cabinet since 2022, Murray has focussed on delivering for all Australians: ensuring we remain safe from exotic animal diseases, helping farmers adapt to climate change and access new international markets, addressing critical workforce shortages in the agriculture sector and supporting communities to prepare for and respond to natural disasters.