Extract from the Western Australian Parliamentary Handbook
PAPALIA, Paul, MLA
Australian Labor Party
Elected to the Thirty-Seventh Parliament for Peel at the by-election on 3 February 2007 held to fill the vacancy consequent upon the resignation of Mr Norman Richard Marlborough. Electorate abolished in the redistribution of 2007.
Elected to the Thirty-Eighth Parliament for Warnbro (new seat) on 6 September 2008. Re-elected 2013, 2017.
Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs from 17 March 2017 to 6 April 2017.
Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Defence Issues; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests from 6 April 2017.
Shadow Ministerial Appointments
Shadow Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Citizenship; Multicultural Interests; Corrective Services from 26 September 2008 to 8 April 2009.
Shadow Minister for Local Government; Corrective Services from 8 April 2009 to 27 January 2012.
Shadow Minister for Education; Agriculture and Food from 27 January 2012 to 9 April 2013.
Shadow Minister for Tourism; Corrective Services; Defence Issues; Gascoyne; Goldfields-Esperance from 9 April 2013 to 26 June 2015.
Shadow Minister for Tourism; Corrective Services; Defence Issues from 26 June 2015 to 11 March 2017.
Member, Education and Health Standing Committee for the purpose only of the inquiry into the Cause and Extent of Lead Pollution in the Esperance Area from 4 April 2007 to 6 September 2007.
Member, Education and Health Standing Committee from 7 September 2007 to 7 August 2008.
Member, Joint Standing Committee on the Corruption and Crime Commission from 22 May 2013 to 19 February 2014. (Deputy Chair from 23 May 2013 to 19 February 2014).
Member, Joint Standing Committee on Delegated Legislation from 11 February 2014 to 30 January 2017.
Born 12 July 1962, Bunbury, Western Australia.
Qualifications and Occupation Before Entering Parliament
CSC: GradDipBusAdmin. Lieutenant Commander; Royal Australian Navy; Navy Clearance Diver; Self Employed; Small Business Owner.
WARNBRO - ELECTORATE PROFILE
The electorate of Warnbro is located in the South Metropolitan Region and includes all or parts of the City of Rockingham.
Comprising of all or parts of the localities of Baldivis, Golden Bay, Karnup, Port Kennedy, Secret Harbour, Singleton, Waikiki, and Warnbro.
Enrolment (2017) 28,051; area: 92 sq kms.