Rob Pyne Bio and Links
Born in Gordonvale and raised in Edmonton, Rob is certainly a local. He worked in various professions after leaving school, including the Public Trustee, where he was employed until breaking his neck in an accident in 1991, becoming a quadriplegic. Rob then decided to study to assist him to re-enter the work force, completing a BA in History and Politics at JCU and a Law Degree at QUT. Rob worked at JCU from 2000 – 2007, resigning to campaign full-time for Council. He was successful in being elected as the Division 3 Councillor on Cairns Regional Council. He has also volunteered for a number of community bodies, serving on the following positions:
- President of JCU Cairns Student Assoc.
- President of Rights in Action
- Director of the Australian Quadriplegic Association
- Member of the Disability Council of Queensland
- Member of the Physical Disability Council of Qld
- Member of the Physical Disability Council of Australia
Rob was elected to Cairns Regional Council in 2008 as Councillor for Division 3 and Re-Elected in 2012. During his time on Council he oversaw:
•The construction of the Cairns Disaster Coordination Centre
•The construction of Stage 1 of the Cairns Bruce Highway Upgrade
•Protection of Hillslope land from development.
•Completion of the Cleaner Seas Upgrade in Cairns (especially the Woree plant).
Rob was elected to Cairns Regional Council in 2008 as Councillor for Division 3 and Re-Elected in 2012.
At the 2015 state election Rob was elected to represent the electorate of Cairns in the State Parliament. Rob served on the Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee during 2015.
In 2015 Rob resigned from the ALP to sit in Parliament as an Independent to allow him to more fully represent Cairns (without having to tow the party line out of Brisbane). Rob also left the party because of his opposition to new coal mines and some of the shocking impacts of the CSG industry. He was also disappointed at the failure of government to fund programs to address poverty and disadvantage in West Cairns.
Rob never takes a backward step and he lives, breathes and bleeds Cairns!
Rob Pyne MP Website: Rob Pyne MP for Cairns
Rob Pyne: Wins for Cairns
Rob Pyne: Wins for Queensland
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Name: Rob Pyne
Date of Birth: 23 April 1967
Occupation: Member of Parliament
Education: BA (JCU) and LLB (QUT)
Interests: Politics and folk music