- Director AA Xposé Media
- Online TV Show Host (Media Mastery Show, Star Xpose TV, Truth Xpose TV, Business Xpose TV, Health Xpose TV, Travel Xpose TV, Movie Review TV & Animal Action TV). See ‘Aldwyn Altuney’ channel on YouTube
- Co-host TechWebcast podcast, which has had about 1 million downloads on iTunes in 7 years
- Mass Media Mastery program founder/ trainer
- Known as ‘Media Queen’
- Photojournalist with 35 years experience in TV, radio, print and online media worldwide
- Speaker/ Author/ Editor/ Writer/ MC/ Voice Over artist
- Actress in theatre, short films, TV advertisements and feature films
- Founder of Animal Action Events, raising more than $20,000 for various animal charities since 2007 and gaining millions of dollars of free media exposure for the humane treatment of animals worldwide
- Former Australian table tennis representative
Passionate about: Decreasing depression and suicide rates by inspiring more positive news stories in the mass media and inspiring action for the humane treatment of animals.
About Aldwyn Altuney
Aldwyn Altuney is an outgoing Photojournalist who has worked in traditional media (newspapers, magazines, TV and radio) around Australia for 34 years.
She was first interviewed by the media at age 10 as a top Australian junior table tennis player and went on to work in the media, interviewing stars including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry (Blondie), Alby Mangels, Jimmy Barnes, Jimeoin and Mikey Robins, among others.
Born in Sydney, she received High Distinctions in a BA in Communications (MEDIA) degree from the University of Canberra (UC) in 1994, where she majored in TV Production and Photojournalism.
She edited the fortnightly UC newspaper, Curio, and worked as a Journalist at The Daily Mercury in Mackay, Coffs Harbour Advocate, Queensland Times in Ipswich, Satellite Newspapers in Brisbane, Rave and Time Off in Brisbane, the Gold Coast Bulletin and Gold Coast Sun Newspapers (where she was a Journalist/ Sub Editor for five years). She did freelance Journalism/ Sub Editing work for The Daily News, Gold Coast Mail and Tweed-Coolangatta Border Mail for about three years. Other newspapers she has submitted stories and photos for include The Courier-Mail, Sunday Mail, The Herald Sun in Melbourne and the Manly Daily in Sydney.
She is a freelance writer for interstate and national magazines, having worked with the likes of XL and Jetstar magazines in Singapore, MyBusiness in Melbourne, Wealth Creator, Women’s Weekly, That’s Life in Sydney, M Magazine in South Africa, Fraud International, Aura magazine, Australian Business Acumen magazine, Gold Coast Business News, Queensland Property Magazine, Gold Coast Magazine, Life Weekly, the Gold Coast Health & Harmony Guide and The Source magazine. She has been a Radio Host for 2CHY in Coffs Harbour, 4CRM in Mackay, ABC Radio in Canberra, Life FM on the Gold Coast, Radio Manly Warringah and Radio FM 91.5 in Sydney.
She has also been an Actress/ Producer in theatre, short films and TV productions around Australia and has been a TV news presenter for ABC TV and Channel 7. She is often mistaken for Sydney actress Doris Younane (Moira Doyle from McLeod’s Daughters).
In 1994, the short film she wrote, directed and produced with two others, Batteries Not Included, won Best Film among 60 University of Canberra Media students. Some theatre roles she has played in the past include Anastasia in Anastasia at Kucom Theatre in Mackay in 1997, Barbara in Run for your Wife at Chats Productions in Coffs Harbour in 1998, Einstein’s wife in Picasso at the Lapin Agile at Gold Coast Little Theatre in 2000 and she co-wrote and acted in a play which sold out in Brisbane in 1999 called Inside Outside In.
Apart from her theatre acting experience, she had a small acting role in a local film called God Bless Daddy, which won 5 out of 10 awards at the Australian Screen Industry Network Awards in 2011. She has appeared in 5 TV commercials in the past year (Drumstick, Transition Lenses, Queensland Health x 2, Coles and Child Protection) and is currently playing head detective Jenny Ross in the crime drama feature film 72 Hours, being filmed on the Gold Coast.
She has a featured extras role in the 2015 Federal Government Anti-Ice TV Commercial, as a nurse having a chair smashed at glass right before her eyes by an ice addict.
Based on the Gold Coast since January 2000, she is a Corporate Communications Consultant and Director of AA Xposé Media.
The business has been going from strength to strength since 2002, with events covered including the HP International Circle of Excellence Convention, Harcourts and SWAP International Conventions, International Women’s Day Festival, National Caterers Association annual awards, UDIA gala ball, Australian Institute of Fitness and National College of Business graduation nights, Gold Coast Business Excellence Awards, Entertainment of the Year Awards for Clubs in South Queensland, Indy Carnival of Colours, International Legends of League Corporate Golf Day, Gold Coast Airport Marathon and Blues on Broadbeach Festival.
In 2004, she edited and contributed work for a book of multicultural women’s stories on the Gold Coast, called Bitter Sweet, and submitted artwork for a multicultural artists’ exhibition called The People at the Robina Art Gallery. In 2005, she submitted an inspiring story for a compilation book, launched by networking guru Robyn Henderson nationwide, called What My Favourite Teacher Taught Me.
She was named 2005 Climber of the Year at the National College of Business gala awards night in December 2005. Another highlight was MC’ing at the Murri Stage of the 20th annual Woodford Folk Festival on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland – the largest folk festival in Australia. On stage from December 27, 2005, to January 1, 2006, she had the pleasure of working alongside the likes of Great Outdoors host Ernie Dingo, TV current affairs presenter George Negus and indigenous singer-songwriters Kev Carmody, Toni Janke and Shellie Morris. She also had a starring role as a comedic ‘barrel girl’, alongside her Melbourne friend Aubrey, in the festival’s daily inaugural Didjaknow Trivia Quiz.
Aldwyn returned to MC at the Woodford Folk Festival on the five biggest stages (out of 20) at the 2008-09 and 2009-10 Festivals. She has run workshops across Australia for groups ranging from teens to business people on a range of topics including Maximising Free Media Xposure, Law of Attraction, Living Your Passions and How to Maintain a Balanced Mind, Body and Soul.
Aldwyn did the cover photography and contributed work for the first edition of the annual Inspire Young Women’s Magazine for the Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence, which was launched in May 2007. During a four-month Self Expression & Leadership Program through Landmark Education in Brisbane in late 2007, she founded and hosted the world’s first Animal Action Day– a charity fun family event to raise awareness, appreciation and respect for all animals and the environment.
The inaugural event on August 26, 2007, at the Southport Junior Rugby League Club included a packed day of entertainment, stalls and prizes and saw $1000 raised for the Animal Welfare League on the Gold Coast. Since then, mass media awareness and funds have been raised through the ongoing annual event for David Fleay Wildlife Park, WSPA (World Society for Protection of Animals), Save Japan Dolphins, Save China’s Tigers, Save The Bilby Fund, Sea Shepherd, Orangutan Foundation International Australia, Voiceless, Wildcare and Friends of the Koala.
The 7th annual Animal Action Day was held on October 13, 2013, at Mandala Organic Arts Cafe in Mermaid Beach from 10am to 10pm. The event featured about 30 performers and speakers, stalls, raffle prizes and organic food. All $1150 raised went towards the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation.
The 1st Animal Action Night: Inspiring Action for Whales at Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters on May 31, 2014, raised $5550 for Sea Shepherd to help save whales off Australian shores.
The 2nd Animal Action Night: Inspiring Action for Whales at Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters on December 16, 2015, raised funds for the Orangutan Foundation International Australia.
The 3rd Animal Action Night: Inspiring Action for Koalas & 10th annual Animal Action event at Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters on October 1, 2016, raised money for Wildcare Australia and Friends of the Koala.
Animal Action events are building a worldwide following on Web 2.0 sites including social media such as Facebook, Twitter, G+, YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest and LinkedIn.
Aldwyn has also completed photos for a Self Expression Through Story Telling project, which included a book (titled Undulating) and photo exhibition of 11 multicultural people’s stories on the Gold Coast. It was launched at the Gold Coast City Council Chambers in Bundall on August 15, 2008, at 6pm. This was organised through the Gold Coast Multicultural Arts Group in Collaboration (GC MAGIC) and funded by the Queensland Government’s Gambling Community Fund. Another GC MAGIC project she submitted two pieces of artwork for is the Transcending Identity exhibition, at the Gold Coast City Council Chambers in Bundall from November 18-23, 2010.
She launched 3 online TV shows in 2016 – Truth Xpose TV, Media Mastery Show & Animal Action TV.
For Truth Xpose TV, she interviewed prolific UK author and former BBC journalist David Icke in the lead up to his worldwide wake-up tour.
In 2017, she launched new shows Star Xpose TV, Business Xpose TV, Health Xpose TV, Travel Xpose TV and Movie Review TV.
The 1-hour shows can be seen on the ‘Aldwyn Altuney’ channel on YouTube.
Aldwyn is also a best-selling author, featuring in several books including Visions of Success with Pat Mesiti, What My Favourite Teacher Taught Me with Robyn Henderson and The Power of 100 book with Janet Beckers.
Believing in the importance of maintaining a work-life balance, in her spare time Aldwyn enjoys playing table tennis for which she represented Australia in Europe and Asia as Australian Junior and Youth Champion from 1987 to 1993. After a five-year break from the sport, she came back to win the Gold Coast Table Tennis Championships Women’s Open Singles title in 2006.
Other hobbies include travelling, swimming, surfing, cycling, dancing, singing and playing music (ukulele & keyboard), doing weights and aerobics at the gym, yoga, meditation, reading, watching movies, plays, bands, indulging in visual arts (art exhibitions), creating pottery and painting.
She is passionate about bringing out the best in people and making a difference in the world one step at a time.