About Dominic Giannini

Dominic Giannini is a journalist who first started working as a newsreader on community radio in Sydney. Originating from the Harbour City, Dominic studied politics and international relations before moving to Canberra to cover local stories.

With a background in radio, from presenting drive shows to producing news stories, Dominic loves to spin a yarn and probably needs to be cut off more often than not.

Dominic is passionate about mental health advocacy, politics and pasta, but prefers to keep all three separate.

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Cash, cigarettes and prescription medicine stolen in multiple ram raids across Canberra
Cash, cigarettes and prescription medicine have been stolen from stores across Canberra in a series of six ram raids that ACT Policing believe are linked. Service stations, convenience and grocery stores from Wanniassa to Gungahlin were targeted in the early hours of the morning between 11 April and 19 April: Sunday 11 April 2021 at about 3:50 am - ANU...
Dog owners need to update details every year or face a fine
Dog owners in the ACT could face a fine of $150 if they fail to update their registration details every year. According to the ACT Government, more than 95 per cent of dogs roaming the territory currently have out of date details which makes it difficult to reunite lost dogs with their owners. CEO of RSPCA ACT, Michelle Robertson welcomed...
Your guide to service changes for the Easter long weekend
Planning to get out and about over the Easter long weekend? Here's what you need to know about reduced services in the ACT and Queanbeyan. Public transport Public transport in Canberra will run to a Sunday timetable on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Operations will run to their usual Saturday timetable on Saturday, 3 April. The ACT Government...
ACT closes border to Brisbane, returned travellers must enter mandatory isolation
The ACT has shut the border to Greater Brisbane, banning travel between the two areas except in exceptional circumstances. Anyone who has arrived in the ACT from Greater Brisbane from 15 March must get tested and will be forced into a three-day lockdown from 6:00 pm tonight (29 March) in line with the new restrictions in Queensland. There is a...
Government reassures Gungahlin residents over pool repair safety
The ACT Government has moved to reassure Gungahlin residents that dust and debris from repairs on the Leisure Centre's 50-metre pool will not impact them over the next nine months. Kynetic, the company contracted for the repair works, will be responsible for safety on the site and is working on a hazardous materials management plan. The plan will likely consider barriers...
Belconnen and Gungahlin to be most affected by JobKeeper ending
Belconnen and Gungahlin will be the hardest hit regions in the ACT when the JobKeeper wage subsidy comes to an end, according to data released by Labor, which also found more than 3100 businesses and almost 9700 employees across the ACT will be affected. Territory-wide, Labor estimates this will take $4.6 million out of the local economy every week. Around 560...
Pandemic workers named Canberra Citizens of the Year
Not even an hour after being honoured with one of the ACT's most prestigious awards, pathologist Lynette Chairuka was back at work in a molecular lab where COVID-19 testing is undertaken. The hard work and dedication from Canberrans like Ms Chairuka, both on the front line and behind the scenes, led to this year's Canberra Citizen of the Year award going to all...
Canberrans asked to remain patient and calm during vaccine rollout “teething issues”
Canberrans are being urged to remain calm and patient after reporting problems with booking in for the second phase of the vaccine rollout, which is due to begin on Monday (22 March). Complaints were raised today about the Federal Government's booking and eligibility site, which some people could not access due to demand while others were told to call their...
Government releases list of 76 public schools with hazardous materials
The ACT Government has released the full list of 76 public schools that contain hazardous materials across the Territory, but the government maintains that all schools are safe and that the situation is being appropriately managed. There were originally 69 schools on the list, but a further seven were added recently after paint with very low levels of lead were...
Former opposition leader Alistair Coe bids farewell to the Assembly
Former Opposition Leader Alistair Coe has bid farewell to the Legislative Assembly today after formally tendering his resignation to Speaker Joy Burch. Mr Coe first announced he would resign in January, after initially saying he would stay on despite the Canberra Liberals' defeat at last year's ACT election. He resigned the leadership which was won by Elizabeth Lee. His resignation...
Gungahlin pool repairs to cost $1.5 million
Repairs on the Gungahlin pool are expected to begin "as soon as possible" after the ACT Government signed a $1.5 million contract with local construction company Kynetic on Wednesday afternoon (10 March). The repair cost greatly exceeds the $400,000 settlement between the ACT Government and the pool's original builder. Sport and Recreation Minister Yvette Berry said the agreement with the original...
Recycling retirees help raise money for charity
Recycling savvy retirees have helped raise more than $5700 for educational grants and local charities through the Country Women’s Association Gungahlin (CWA). Originally hoping to raise around $10 or $20 a month for baking ingredients when the 10-cent container deposit scheme started in the ACT in 2018, the CWA souffle continued to rise once The Grove retirement village in Ngunnawal came onboard.  Kay,...
Check In CBR app becomes mandatory,  $1000 fines apply for not checking in
The Check In CBR app will be mandatory from this Saturday (6 March), with $1000 fines for individuals and $5000 fines for businesses caught flouting the new rules. Businesses listed as "restricted" will need to use the app, including cafés, restaurants, clubs, beauty salons, hairdressers, adult services, swimming pools, fitness centres, cultural institutions, gaming and gambling venues, and entertainment venues....
Gungahlin Pool developer absolved of liability for any future damage
The developer of the problem-plagued Gungahlin pool has been absolved of liability for building defects, including if further damage or evidence is uncovered while the pool is being repaired, after settling the matter with the ACT Government for $400,000. The settlement also included a disparagement clause. Sport and Recreation Minister Yvette Berry said she was advised by the Government Solicitor that...
Government says Gungahlin pool will open this year, and the builder will pay $400,000
The ACT Government is preparing to procure a contractor to fix the Gungahlin Pool and have it opened by the end of the year, Sports and Recreation Minister Yvette Berry confirmed. Minister Berry said the Government had entered negotiations with the original builder once problems were identified in June 2020 and have now reached an agreement that will see them...
AstraZeneca vaccine to commence roll out in Canberra next week
The AstraZeneca vaccine will begin rolling out in Canberra next Monday (8 March) after 300,000 doses arrived in Australia over the weekend. ACT Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith said the Territory was still in conversation with the Commonwealth about allocations as Australia prepares to roll out around 1 million doses of the vaccine each week from late March. "Most of the...