Paul Caica BA JP MP, (born 1957) is an Australian politician, representing the South Australian Branch of the Australian Labor Party. He has held the South Australian House of Assembly seat of Colton since the 2002 election. He served in the state ministry from 2006 to 2013 under both Mike Rann and Jay Weatherill.
Prior to his election Caica was a firefighter for almost 20 years then held the full-time position of secretary of the South Australian United Firefighters Union between 1991 and 1997 and the National Secretary of the United Firefighters Union from 1998–2002 where he represented firefighters on a national basis.
At the 2007 World Police and Fire Games in Adelaide, Caica won two gold medals for Angling.
Caica was elected as the member for Colton on 9 February 2002. He is from the Labor Left faction. Caica attended Henley Primary and High Schools before graduating from Adelaide University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1985.
He served in the following portfolios in Cabinet:
- Minister for Gambling (2006–2008)
- Minister for Employment, Training and Further Education (2006–2009)
- Minister for Youth (2006–2009)
- Minister for Science and Information Technology (2007–2009)
- Minister for Volunteers (2008–2009)
- Minister for Industrial Relations (2008–2010)
- Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (2009–2010)
- Minister for Forests (2009–2010)
- Minister for Regional Development (2009–2010)
- Minister for Environment and Conservation (2010–2011)
- Minister for the River Murray (2010–2011)
- Minister for Water (2010–2011)
- Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation (2011–2013)
- Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation (2011–2013)
- Minister for Water and the River Murray (2011–2013)
Caica is married with two sons.
|South Australian House of Assembly|
|Member for Colton