Robyn’s family has lived in Sawtell for 38 years and Robyn moved here permanently 24 years ago to raise her two children after her husband died.
She has worked with children as a Teachers assistant for the past 20 years and at a local primary school for 16 years. At school she is known affectionately as the “animal whisperer” and is called on for every stray dog, cat or bird that has fallen from a tree. She has also taught yoga and meditation for 20 years and promoted heathy living and caring for our environment. She herself being a vegan after many years as a vegetarian.
Robyn grew up with many animals, this has never changed, and she now has three dog family members. She has advocated for animals with many animal welfare groups, environmental groups and WIRES. In the last few years she has travelled overseas and worked voluntary with Elephants in Thailand, teaching children in Cambodia and spent time with rescued donkeys in Spain.
Robyn joined the Animal Justice Party late in 2018 and decided to run as a candidate because she feels that only with changes made to laws will we truly be able to see changes against the awful cruelty to animals and that although there have been groups that are concerned with the environment none were specifically looking at the welfare of animals.
Robyn aims to raise awareness of kindness and protection for animals. She supports the policies of the Animal Justice Party particularly on the toughening of animal protection laws and increased penalties for animal abusers alongside all policies relating to our treatment of native wildlife, companion animals and livestock.