BARNABY Joyce say he's happy for the reports he filed as drought envoy, including three text messages that were up to 1500 words long, to be released, but says it is not his decision to make.
Labor called for Mr Joyce's final report as Special Envoy on Drought to be released, however Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said no such report existed.
"I can't - it's for the people who receive the reports to release them, not those who sent them," he said.
"There are about 15 [physically] reports, along with another three sent in direct and deliberate texts to the Prime Minister.
"These weren't short 'G'day, how you going?' text messages. They were 1500 words long, spelling out this is exactly what's happening and what needs to happen."
Mr Joyce released a video reading out excerpts of the reports, but he still declined to release the documents publicly.
The New England MP has also been criticised for spending less than three weeks on the ground in drought-affected communities outside of his electorate while serving as special drought envoy.
However, Mr Joyce rejected claims he wasn't on the ground.
"I was constantly travelling around my own electorate, which is one of the worst drought-affected regions," he said.
"When I wanted to find out about the drought, I didn't have to go far. I just jumped in the car and went to places like Yarrowyck, Boorolong or Walcha."