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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Canberra academic warns of dangers of using viral FaceApp ageing filter
News
A Canberra academic and cyber security expert is warning people about the dangers of using the hugely popular FaceApp – saying their images could be used in malicious ways. FaceApp was developed in Russia by Wireless Lab and its latest old age filter has been taking social media by storm, with celebrities among the hordes of people responding to the...
Mid-Victorian 1870s’ cottage for sale in the heart of Bungendore
Property
The grace and charm of an earlier era come to the fore in an 1870s’ mid-Victorian cottage for sale in the heart of Bungendore. ‘Saint Michael’s’ at 71 Ellendon Street has kept the facade and period details of the original cottage but they have been blended with a sympathetic extension completed over the last 10 years. Set on a large...
Think you were born smart? ANU research shows that blue-tongue lizards really are
News
We say that some people are ‘born smart’ but new research carried out mainly at the Australian National University shows that it’s really eastern blue-tongue lizards who are born with adult-like learning ability. And while human babies with the highest potential intelligence still have to learn to walk and talk, the baby blue-tongues must fend off dangers without help from...
Want to own your own island? There’s a 122-hectare one for sale on the South Coast
Property
Have you ever dreamed of owning your own island? If so, a rare opportunity has come up to buy a 122-hectare island on the NSW South Coast – only 20 minutes’ drive from Jervis Bay and two-and-a-half hours from Canberra. Burraga Island – often known as Pig Island – is up for sale near Nowra and is attracting a lot...
The six objects at Canberra attractions most likely to stop kids in their tracks
Arts & Culture
What do a melting wax sculpture of a man, a shrapnel-scarred lifeboat and a trusty robot named Isaac have in common? They are among the objects in Canberra’s cultural attractions which are most likely to stop kids in their tracks. Others on the list of objects which children most frequently stop to look at include luminescent spearheads, the Australian flag...
Country homestead on 100 acres offers life on a farm 30 minutes from Canberra
Property
A country homestead on 100 acres of rural pasture is for sale 30 minutes’ drive from Canberra and offers the ‘rare opportunity’ to live on a farm while still being close to the city. The recently renovated three-bedroom homestead at 2963 Dog Trap Road, Jeir, is set on gently undulating land 15 minutes from Hall Village and close to local...
How Canberran ‘Bry the Fly Guy’ and his CSIRO colleagues had some Game of Thrones fun
News
Have you ever wanted to name a species? According to Canberra scientist ‘Bry the Fly Guy’ (aka Bryan Lessard), it’s the “most fun a taxonomist can have”! And it sounds like there’s been some fun to be had lately with the Canberra-headquartered CSIRO naming 230 new species during the past year. Just one of those was a bee fly named...
Canberra couple warns others after losing $60,000 in Bitcoin investment scam
News
A young Canberra couple have been ‘financially ruined’ after falling victim to an elaborate overseas Bitcoin investment scam which has cost them around $60,000. Despite their hardship and urgent search for work to pay the bills, Josie and Nick Yeomans have bravely shared their story as a way of warning others about the increasingly sophisticated nature of investment scams. Normally...
Escape to the coast with this stately Long Beach home
Property
If you’re looking to escape to the coast and avoid some winter chills a stately light-filled home at Long Beach offers an attractive option. Less than two hours’ drive from Canberra, the four-bedroom homestead at 17 Barrakee Drive sits on 2.5 acres of land and is only five minutes’ drive from the beach. On the market for $989,000, the secluded...
UNSW Canberra researchers use smartphones to track microplastics in Jervis Bay
Environment
UNSW Canberra researchers are using smartphones to help track microplastics in Jervis Bay in an important step toward understanding their sources and assessing their environmental risks. The research follows on from studies by the University of Tasmania in 2017 which found that Jervis Bay contained a higher level of microplastic pollution than Sydney Harbour – despite Jervis Bay being zoned...
Boutique vineyard and home for sale in the heart of Bega Valley
Property
If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own vineyard among rolling green hills then a property for sale for $699,000 in the heart of the Bega Valley could make all your wishes come true. Featured on River Cottage Australia, as well as local and Canberra region marketing campaigns, the 25-acre property at 46 Terlich Road, Verona, comes with a renovated...
ANU discovery could stop allergic reactions and deadly anaphylaxis
News
Researchers at the Australian National University in Canberra have made a breakthrough discovery which gives hope to the millions of Australians living with allergic conditions such as asthma, eczema and life-threatening anaphylaxis. They have discovered a new cell type which could stop allergies before they begin. The finding comes at a time when one-in-five Australians suffer from an allergic condition...
ANU research: An extra burger meal a day eats the brain away
Health & Wellbeing
The average person eats many more calories than they did 50 years ago - equivalent to an extra fast-food burger meal every day – and this is having devastating results for our brains as well as our waistlines, according to an Australian National University health expert. Professor Nicolas Cherbuin, the lead author of new research published in Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology,...
Gothic-style home near parkland is for sale 900 metres from two South Coast beaches
Property
A grand Gothic-style home sitting in an elevated position on 40 acres of land is for sale next to Eurobodalla Coastal National Park and only 900 metres from two beautiful beaches. ‘Bingi Dreaming’ at 574 Bingi Road, Bingie, is a rare offering given its private setting and amazing location, with the home boasting both ocean and mountain views. Along with...
House Rules: Crumbling Gundaroo cottage doubles in size and value
Property
The Gundaroo home of House Rules contestants Katie and Alex Middlemiss has been transformed in seven days from a crumbling cottage “held up by twigs” to a 21st century country house with towering timber ceilings. In the process the home has more than doubled in size and almost doubled in value, with its valuation increasing from $430,000 to $760,000 -...
Mint launches world-first coin to celebrate 50 years since moon landing
News
The Royal Australian Mint has launched new limited edition domed coins to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing and the teams at Honeysuckle Creek and Parkes who helped share news of the ‘giant leap’ with the world. Three new coins have been released including the world’s first dome-shaped coloured nickel plated coin, a domed gold coin...
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