Champion of The Underdog

Synopsis: Rob Pyne was born in 1967. He worked in various jobs, until breaking his neck in 1991, becoming a quadriplegic. He then completed a BA in History and Politics and a Law Degree. Pyne worked at JCU from 2000 – 2007. He was elected to Cairns Regional Council in 2008, serving 2 terms before being the first quadriplegic elected to State Parliament in 2015. After electoral defeat he returned to Council,winning Division 2 in March 2020. Rob remains happily married to Jenny and has one child Kate

Submitted by: Rob Pyne

Story Type: Documentary

Story Location(s): Australia

Category: DisabilityEqualityMental HealthPersonal GrowthPolitical Activism

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27 comments on “Champion of The Underdog”

  1. Rob’s story is truly amazing and one of inspiration. Would love to see a film about him.

  2. be great to see a doco on Rob, and maybe in so doing get an insight into what makes him tick

  3. I would really enjoy seeing a movie of Rob’s story it would be inspirational to a lot of people.

  4. Would be great to hear your Story Rob. The voice of the underdog…needs to be in a doco! I think you could really inspire others through the medium of film.

  5. Rob’s story needs to be told. His passion for the environment and respect for First Nation people is inspiring. He has has touched many peoples life’s in north QLD and continues to do be a social justice warrior. We need more humans like Rob Pyne. 💕✨✨😊

  6. Would love to see a film about Rob’s life and learn more about his political career and activism

  7. Rob story is someone’s life that is challenging and interesting. how he overcomes and gives so much back to the FNQ community .

  8. I can’t think of a more deserving and inspirational person! Please pick Rob 🤞🏽🙏🏽

  9. He is an inspiration to a lot of people and we always see him about town he is not a wallflower good job

  10. Great idea, he’s done a lot of for the Cairns community and he should be supported if this project ( movie) is to eventuate

  11. Patricia O'Donnell

    Rob and Jenny are a formidable team. They face life’s challenges together and always move forward. Rob has put integrity over his career in calling out injustice

  12. Rob is a brave and courageous champion of the underdog. He is fearless and always speaks truth to power. Wish we had more like him.

  13. I would love to see a movie made about Rob’s life and his story! Would be an inspiration for many.

  14. Rob Pyne is a truly a champion of the underdog, Rob has sacrificed his position in political parties and as a state MP standing up for what he believes in and choosing what is right over what is self serving and that is just one of the truly inspirational qualities Rob has shared with the community at every level.

  15. Rob’s story would be great to see. He is an inspiration to me and everyone who knows him.

  16. Rob is a charismatic and highly articulate individual who has natural leadership qualities in spades. He inspires people to join him in his fight for social justice and environmental conservation. His insight into politics and politicians would be priceless. I think many, many people would enjoy watching a film of Rob’s fascinating life.

  17. This would be an incredible movie, I am interested in seeing this documentary just to learn more about him. He has already done so much for the community and deserves to have his story told.

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