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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Minor restrictions eased in ACT as Canberra moves to stage 3.1
Some businesses and activities will be able to recommence from 10:00 am Monday, 10 August, as the ACT moves to stage 3.1 of eased restrictions. But decisions on larger events and a move from the 'one person per four square metre' rule have been postponed for another fortnight. People will be allowed to dine-in at food courts, casinos and gaming...
Canberra Tourist Park and new caravan site opens near EPIC
The new Canberra Tourist Park near EPIC in Canberra's north opened today (22 July). The site includes a new 73-site caravan park, 154 rooms accommodating 408 guests and private accommodation for coach drivers. Canberra Park manager David Grigg said the new site would complement EPIC as it is perfectly situated for people to visit national attractions, wineries, cafes and restaurants, being just...
Calls for more Lifeline crisis supporter volunteers as demand surges
Every 30 seconds a Lifeline telephone crisis supporter starts another potentially life-saving conversation. Every call is different, every scenario unique, but there is an overarching commonality between the calls, especially during COVID-19. "People want someone who is able to listen to you at your ugliest moments, when you are at your most vulnerable," Lifeline Canberra's Programs Manager and trainer Alisha...
Community sport given the green light but enforceable quarantine requirements enacted
Community sports - including contact sport, dancing and martial arts - have been given the go-ahead from midday today (17 July), one week after the ACT postponed moving to Stage 3 eased restrictions due to COVID-19 outbreaks in Victoria. Outdoor sporting fields can be used by up to 100 people, keeping in line with the one person per four square...
New COVID-19 case confirmed in the ACT, easing of restrictions postponed
UPDATED 3:40 pm, 9 July: Another person has tested positive to COVID-19 in the ACT, leading the Chief Health Officer to postpone the easing of restrictions scheduled for Friday (10 July) for another two weeks. Anyone who has visited Victoria, especially COVID-19 hotspots in the greater Melbourne area, in the last three weeks is being urged to stay at home...
Development application lodged for new Throsby school
The ACT Government has lodged the development application (DA) for the new $44 million public primary school at Throsby, which is scheduled to begin construction in September and open in 2022. The school will be the Territory's third zero-emissions school and is set to accommodate 450 students, 132 pre-school children and space for people with special needs. It will also...
Gundaroo Drive duplication complete removes one more bottleneck
The 2.5-kilometre duplication of Gundaroo Drive between Gungahlin Drive and the Barton Highway is complete, two years after it started construction. The $30 million project also includes new off-road paths for cyclists and pedestrians, LED street lights, new bus shelters and sound barriers to reduce traffic noise for nearby residents. While the speed limit will eventually be increased to 80 km/h,...
Fears end of free childcare could push families out of care and cost sector jobs
Jobs and access to early learning will be put in jeopardy when the Federal Government ends its free childcare scheme on 12 July, Australia's peak childcare advisory body has said. Canberra-based Early Childcare Australia (ECA) CEO Sam Page called the government's move "disappointing", saying families and children would be at risk of missing out on childcare because of turbulent and...
Schoolboy newshound puts players on the spot at Gungahlin United Football Club
Gungahlin’s youngest journalist is making waves throughout the Gungahlin United Football Club, lugging around his step ladder to look players in the eye before he asks the tough questions. Aged only 12, Harry Labouchardiere speaks well beyond his years as he carries his microphone to interview the football club's best talents for Interviews with the Big Man. Although he isn't...