About Glynis Quinlan

Glynis Quinlan is a journalist, public relations practitioner and trainer in writing skills who loves travel, photography and movies.

Glynis hails from the small country town of Kempsey on the mid North Coast of NSW and has lived in Canberra for the past 13 years (with stints in Maitland, London and Sydney before that).

Her working career began as a journalist for rural newspapers before she moved on to become a press secretary working for three different ministers in the NSW Government.

After that she worked in public relations including roles in both the business and not-for-profit sectors. From there, Glynis moved into adult education, teaching Military Communications at ADFA and Advanced Diplomas in Journalism and Public Relations at CIT.

Throughout her career, Glynis has continued to work as a freelance journalist, writing for publications such as The Australian and Vacations & Travel Magazine.

Glynis has been working part-time for Region Media for the past two years while also facilitating full-day effective writing courses for public servants.

She loves writing and believes the region has many great stories to tell.

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Striking home with English country garden to be auctioned at Sutton
Property
A striking home with an English country garden and American barn-style stables is on the market just a short drive from Canberra in the prestigious Sutton Park Estate. The home at 142 Cartwright Avenue, Sutton, sits on 4.32 hectares (10 acres) and is reached through an ironbark post-rail fencing and Manchurian pear-lined driveway. To be auctioned on June 27, the...
Good Samaritan has car stolen by car crash victim she stopped to help
News
A man who crashed his car near Lake George this afternoon (May 25) then allegedly stole the car of a woman who stopped to help him. Police have arrested the man who they said stole a black Toyota Aurion from a ‘Good Samaritan’ who was among the passing motorists who had stopped to help him. NSW Police report that just...
Canberra’s zoo working to help save tree kangaroos from extinction
News
The National Zoo & Aquarium has joined the battle to save the tree kangaroo – one of Australia’s lesser known and “least understood” species which is facing extinction in the wild. This week is Tree Kangaroo Awareness Week (May 19 – May 25) and the zoo has partnered with the Tree Roo Rescue and Conservation Centre to raise vital funds...
South Coast wedding venue and lifestyle property with enchanting gardens up for sale
Property
A sought-after South Coast wedding venue and lifestyle property with seven acres of enchanting formal gardens is on the market in Numbaa, close to Jervis Bay. Merribee has entertained thousands of guests since it began hosting weddings about 15 years ago and is being sold as a going concern, with several accommodation options and a full book of business through...
Two birds, a small frog and two rare orchids listed as critically endangered in ACT
News
A small yellow-and-black-striped frog, two birds known for their beautiful colouring and two species of rare orchids only found in the ACT have been listed as ‘critically endangered’ on the ACT Threatened Native Species List. Northern Corroboree Frogs, Swift Parrots, Regent Honeyeaters, Canberra Spider Orchids and Brindabella Midge Orchids have all had their status upgraded on the ACT list to...
Ivan Milat diagnosed with terminal cancer and unlikely to return to Goulburn supermax
News
Notorious backpacker murderer Ivan Milat has been transferred out of Goulburn’s supermaximum security prison and is unlikely to return as he has reportedly been diagnosed with terminal cancer. A spokeswoman for Corrective Services NSW confirmed to Region Media that the 74-year-old inmate is being treated in a Sydney hospital after being taken there under heavy guard on Monday. She said...
550 students evacuated from University of Canberra Library after smelly fruit mistaken for gas leak
News
It’s been named one of the “most god-awful smells in the world” and it seems it can even be confused with a gas leak, with the smell of the durian fruit leading to 550 people being evacuated from the University of Canberra Library on Friday (May 10). Firefighters evacuated students and staff from the building in under six minutes at...
Buy your own landmark hill, home and fine wool operation
Property
Every thought of buying your own landmark hill and enjoying stunning 360-degree views? Reigning world target crossbow champion, Stuart Atkins and his wife Frances are selling their Bowning property to relocate to the UK and with it comes a four-bedroom home, 150 acres and even a dormant volcano. Located under an hour’s drive from Canberra and four minutes from the...
World in Bloom: Floriade 2019 aims to draw record crowds on a trip around the globe
Arts & Culture
The planting of bulbs has started at Commonwealth Park in Canberra for Floriade 2019 which this year will run from September 14 to October 13 and take visitors from the waterways of Japan to the Celtic roots of Ireland as part of a ‘World in Bloom’ theme. The annual flower festival which last year drew a crowd of 480,540 – 45,000...
Lake House for sale in Kangaroo Valley oozes romance and beauty
Property
From its Juliet balcony through to its vine-covered pergola to its picturesque lake, a stone-clad home on 13 acres on the market in Kangaroo Valley simply oozes romance. The property’s living history backs that up. Current owners Emma and David were married on one of three islands on the private lake, David Attenborough once filmed platypus playing at a nearby...
Gundaroo couple hope to follow Toad and Mandy’s success on ‘House Rules’
Community
An Australian Federal Police officer and a stay-at-home mum with a flair for design are the region’s newest hopes for a win on Channel Seven’s hit program, House Rules, after making their national television debut on Sunday night (April 28). Katie and Alex Middlemiss from Gundaroo, around a half hour drive from Canberra, believe they are a winning combination and...
Headland estate at McKenzies Beach comes with tennis court and your own patch of beach
Property
A beachfront headland estate which has recently gone on the market at McKenzies Beach couples the allure of sun, sand and sea on your doorstep with that of a substantial home, tennis court and sauna. Located two hours’ drive from Canberra, the property at 650 George Bass Drive, Malua Bay is a rare offering as it includes ownership of a...
Six romantic, rustic or luxurious ‘glamping’ adventures in South East NSW
Community
Australia’s love for the outdoors is being reflected in a growing trend towards ‘glamping’ or luxury camping with South East NSW joining in the move to enjoy this form of nature-based accommodation. According to online booking platform Glamping Hub, glamping has never been more popular and the residents of our region have an array of opportunities to try it out...
Local indigenous streetwear brand releases ‘Black Anzac’ design
Community
In the lead up to Anzac Day, an indigenous streetwear business which started out in Queanbeyan/Canberra has released a ‘Black Anzac’ design to honour the memory of indigenous Anzacs “who weren’t given the recognition they deserved”. The new design by ‘Sacred Era’ is inspired by the memory of Aboriginal Gunner, Percy Suey, who spent three years as a prisoner of...
World’s oldest wombat dies at Canberra’s zoo at the age of 32
Community
The National Zoo & Aquarium is in mourning today following the death of the much-loved Winnie the wombat – believed to be the oldest wombat in the world. Winnie was the zoo’s oldest resident and had reached the grand age of 32, which is seven years more than the age wombats generally live to in captivity. The zoo said that...
UNSW Canberra to have major role in Australian space industry’s new smart satellite centre
News
UNSW Canberra is to have a major role in one of Australia’s most significant space industry research initiatives, heading up one of three key areas in a new ‘SmartSat’ Cooperative Research Centre. The Federal Government has announced funding of $55 million for the new CRC which will be headquartered in South Australia and use satellites to improve advanced communications and...
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