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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Fake check-in QR codes emerge in Canberra
Stickers with QR codes that link users to non-COVID-related websites have been placed over some legitimate QR code check-ins in the ACT. Region Media has seen some of the QR codes placed on Check In CBR but has chosen not to release information about their location or the website they link to. In previous months, the practice has been identified...
Snow worries, Canberra braces for another white weekend
Snow is expected to again fall on the Brindabellas and the ranges on Friday (23 July) and over the weekend, with a very high chance of showers and morning frost as well. The forecast follows snow falling in the Brindabellas yesterday afternoon (20 July). Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Stephen Stafanac said a combined total of between 18 mm and 35 mm...
Gungahlin Pool repair completion pushed into 2022
Delays to the repair work on the 50-metre pool at the Gungahlin Leisure Centre means construction will not be finished by the end of the year as previously hoped, the ACT Government has confirmed. The works require installing a new “pool tiling system” that includes a waterproofing membrane and grout repairs. The pool's tiles have been removed and the pool...
ACT Health assures data accuracy after Check In CBR glitch, Victoria locks down again
Canberrans have been assured that the back end data gathered by the Check In CBR data is accurate after some people reported seeing incorrect check-in information on their devices. One user said their phone would display the previous place they checked in when scanning a new QR code. Health Minister Rachel Stephen-Smith said she had heard reports of the issue....
Canberra warned to brace for thunderstorms, chance of hail
Canberrans are in for a wet start to the weekend, with thunderstorms expected this morning and into the afternoon, and the chance of hail. A severe weather warning for damaging winds has also been issued today (16 July) for parts of the Southern Tablelands north-east and east of Canberra, including Goulburn and Braidwood. According to the warning issued by the...
ACT woman one of seven new blood clots likely linked to AstraZeneca vaccine
A 66-year-old woman from the ACT is one of seven newly reported cases of blood clots and low blood platelets likely linked to the AstraZeneca vaccine, according to the Therapeutic Goods Administration. Four cases of thrombosis with thrombocytopenia syndrome (TTS) - a rare event involving serious blood clots with a low blood platelet count - have been confirmed between 9 July...
More than 1500 kangaroos killed in latest cull
More than 1500 eastern grey kangaroos were killed across five nature reserves as part of the government's recent conservation cull. The number was slightly less than the approximated 1568 kangaroos that were expected to be culled when the program was announced. Overgrazing by too many kangaroos, particularly in priority conservation areas, can threaten the survival of endangered species. Director of ACT...
Severe weather warning issued as wild winds set to batter Canberra
A severe weather warning for damaging winds has been issued for the ACT and parts of the Southern Tablelands, while the possibility of blizzards has been flagged for the Alpine district. Winds averaging 60 to 70 km/h are possible from this morning (14 July), with peak gusts expected to exceed 90 km/h. The winds will then extend to south-eastern areas...
Canberrans urged to take up free bulky waste collection ahead of Spring clean rush
Canberrans are being urged to take advantage of the government's free bulky waste collection scheme and book in ahead of the Spring cleaning rush. More than 6000 Canberrans have participated in the scheme since it started a year ago, and 1500 Belconnen residents have booked a free pick up since the scheme expanded in April, A further 400 Canberrans pre-booked a collection...
Mask mandate revoked, Barr canvasses workplace rollout for public service, defence, unis
The ACT's mask mandate will end at 11:59 pm on Friday (9 July), despite the NSW lockdown being extended by a week until 16 July. Those subject to stay at home orders are able to leave after 14 days since the last time they were in the Greater Sydney region. Less than 50 people are quarantining in the ACT after...
(Below) freezing week ahead as Canberra enveloped by cold front
A cold snap is enveloping Canberra, bringing temperatures down to -3.1 degrees overnight and causing fog to blanket the city. But for freezing Canberrans, this morning may have felt even colder, with the wind chill factor making it two to three degrees colder than it was - or up to four degrees colder in the ranges. It finally cracked a...
Mask mandate to stay in place for at least another week, additional Pfizer stock flagged
The ACT's mask mandate will remain in place for at least another week while health authorities continue to closely monitor the situation in NSW, Chief Minister Andrew Barr confirmed after today's (2 July) National Cabinet meeting. Sydney will remain in lockdown until midnight next Friday (9 July), with some media reporting NSW Chief Health Officer Dr Kerry Chant advised her...
Check In CBR requirements to expand, mask mandate to be reviewed this weekend
The ACT's Check In CBR app will be expanded to include all retail stores, such as supermarkets and petrol stations, public transport and ride shares, as concern grows over the transmissibility of the new Delta variant. The app was previously only compulsory for certain businesses, mainly in the hospitality industry, but this will change from midday on 15 July. Despite...
Face masks to become mandatory in the ACT from midnight
Face masks will become mandatory for people over the age of 12 when out in the ACT community from midnight tonight (27 June) due to the escalating COVID-19 outbreak in NSW. A mask is mandatory if you are in an indoor area - including public transport - with people you do not usually live or work with. Areas include supermarkets,...
Top 100 benefitting businesses from ChooseCBR voucher scheme released
A list of the top 100 businesses that benefitted from the ChooseCBR voucher scheme has been released by the ACT Government, but the list has raised some questions about how businesses could claim such a large number of vouchers in the 25-hours the scheme ran. Food retailers were the greatest beneficiaries. Almost 40 per cent of the vouchers were claimed...
Mobile detection cameras imminent for ACT as new law passes
Mobile phone detection cameras will be rolled out at the start of next year after new laws passed the ACT Legislative Assembly on Tuesday (22 June). Canberrans have been warned that if they use their phone while driving they will be caught, with Transport Minister Chris Steel reiterating just how dangerous being distracted while driving can be. "Research shows that...