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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Six romantic, rustic or luxurious ‘glamping’ adventures in South East NSW
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
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
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
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...
Pie Time 2019: 30 days and hundreds of ways to enjoy pies in the Southern Highlands
Food & Wine
As the weather turns cooler, the Southern Highlands is getting ready to warm up visitors with a hearty Pie Time 2019 – involving a month of events, festivals and activities celebrating the great Australian pie. Held for the entire month of June, Pie Time will this year feature a bounty of new ingredients including the first Sweety Pie & Bubbles...
Canberra mum saves babies from car seconds before it explodes in flames
In a heart-stopping rescue, a Canberra mother saved her young sons from a car seconds before it exploded into flames in the car park outside Gordon Adventure Playground in the south of the ACT on Friday afternoon (April 5). Quick-thinking Catherine Mayes is still recovering from shock today as the realities of what could have happened sink in. Her heroic...
Lovely stone home on 12 acres with river frontage for sale two hours from Canberra
A charming five-bedroom stone home with river frontage and 12 acres of alluvial land is on the market two hours’ drive from Canberra for just $585,000. ‘Lachly Pines’ at 142 Clearview Road, Darbys Falls is located 20 minutes’ drive from Cowra and was built by the current owners 29 years ago using granite stone sourced from the local area. It...
New scam linked to ACT robs Goulburn pensioner of $2,100
A new scam has started up which is linked to an ACT phone number and late last month saw a Goulburn resident robbed of $2,100. NSW Police are warning people about the scam which preys on pensioners who are told they are to be given money. Hume Police District officers say that the hoax revolves around scammers ringing a victim...
Police find body after large-scale search for fisherman swept off rocks at Jervis Bay
Following a large-scale search and rescue operation, NSW Police divers have recovered the body of a man believed to be a 58-year-old fisherman who was swept off the rocks at Jervis Bay on Tuesday night (April 2). About 7 pm on Tuesday, the 58-year-old man was fishing from a rock shelf near Steamers Beach in Jervis Bay with two friends,...
Laughter, mayhem and rolling down the hill as ‘Travel Guides’ visit Canberra
High-rating Australian television series Travel Guides comes to Canberra tonight (2 April) for its last episode of the season – shining a national spotlight on many of the bush capital’s top attractions, including Jamala Wildlife Lodge, Parliament House, Floriade, GoBoat and the Australian Institute of Sport. The funny Nine Network reality series last week topped its time slot with 915,000...
Award-winning Fedra Olive Grove and tourism facilities for sale 55 km from Canberra
A multi-award winning olive grove on 87 acres of land is on the market just 55 kilometres from Canberra and comes with tourism facilities and three residences. Fedra Olive Grove at 5796 Federal Highway in Collector was started from scratch by Spiros (Jeff) and Fedra Konstantinou in May 2000 as a way of promoting their Greek heritage and their love...
Canberra named Australia’s most liveable city thanks to safety, work and education
Melbourne may have previously won the title of the world’s most liveable city but when it comes to the things which count most to Australians, Canberra is streets ahead. The latest Life in Australia report by realestate.com.au and Ipsos has named Canberra as the most liveable city in the country for the third year in a row – with Canberrans...
Secluded South Coast hideaway comes with its own private beach
A secluded hideaway located on a scenic headland between Batemans Bay and Moruya is on the market and includes 20 hectares of bushland which cascades down to a virtually private beach. ‘The Camp’ at 1733 George Bass Drive, Rosedale was built by architect Julius Bokor and has been featured in several architectural magazines, such as the Australian Architectural Review and...
Are you a woman with hip pain? UC researchers want to see if shoe inserts can help
Health & Wellbeing
University of Canberra researchers are conducting a study aimed at alleviating debilitating hip pain in women – a condition affecting one in four females over the age of 50. And they are looking for women across Canberra and the region with hip pain to take part in the research which will investigate whether orthotic inserts can effectively address the problem....
How bogan is Canberra?
Canberrans have the highest average incomes in Australia, tend to be the most educated people in the nation and have an impressive range of cultural institutions, hip cafes and trendy restaurants to visit. Sounds sophisticated, one would think, but is there also a ‘bogan’ side to our carefully-planned city? After all, we are also the home to a street named...
Swift action saves ACT from new invasive weed outbreak
Swift action from the ACT Government’s new Biosecurity Emergency Response Team has saved the territory from a new invasive weed which can quickly take hold and resists burning, slashing and herbicides. An infestation of the high-risk invasive species Coolatai Grass was recently spotted by a Parks and Conservation ranger along the Cotter Road near Duffy and removed within hours of...