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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Mint launches world-first coin to celebrate 50 years since moon landing
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...
House Rules heads to Gundaroo and Canberra to renovate a crumbling 1800s’ cottage
Channel Seven’s hit program House Rules heads to Gundaroo and Canberra tonight as competition frontrunners Katie and Alex Middlemiss hand over the keys to their crumbling historic cottage to fellow contestants for a makeover. Screening at 7:30 pm, tonight’s episode will see Katie and Alex taking a break while the five other teams discover the delights of renovating their home...
27 pythons seized from ACT home in nationwide blitz on reptile smuggling
Twenty-seven native pythons and three pygmy bearded dragons have been seized from a Canberra residence as part of a nationwide blitz on reptile smuggling. The ACT Parks and Conservation Service recently conducted multiple inspections as part of a three-week international operation known as Operation Blizzard which ran from 22 April to 12 May and targeted the illegal trade of reptiles....
Canberra named Australia’s animal collision capital for third year running
For the third year in a row, Canberra has the unwelcome distinction of being named the animal collision capital of Australia – recording more collisions between motorists and animals than any other Australian city. According to the latest data from car insurer AAMI, the central area of the city - which includes Majura, Fyshwick and bushland near Mount Ainslie -recorded...
Striking home with English country garden to be auctioned at Sutton
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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’
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
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...