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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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...
Frontline health worker the first Canberran to get the jab
A year ago, Maddy Williams was just starting her first job as a registered nurse. Today she became the first Canberran to get the jab as stage 1 of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout began in Australia. The 22-year-old started working in the Garran testing clinic and will now administer the vaccine as the surge centre becomes Canberra's only Pfizer vaccine hub...
Gungahlin Council President issues ‘please explain’ to Berry over pool woes
The President of the Gungahlin Community Council has issued a 'please explain' to Sports and Recreation Minister Yvette Berry after being left in the dark about repairs to the Gungahlin Pool. Peter Elford first found out about the additional repairs from Region Media on Tuesday (17 February) and has expressed his disappointment that the minister had not put up the...
UPDATED: Gungahlin Pool requires complete removal and reinstallation of tiling system
UPDATED 12:45 pm, 16 February: All the tiles, levelling screeds and coatings of the Gungahlin Pool will have to be removed while a further investigation into the structure and joints is undertaken, Sports and Recreation Minister Yvette Berry confirmed last night (15 February). The works will then require the installation of a new "pool tiling system" which includes waterproofing membrane...
Vaccine rollout to begin in Canberra next week
Some Canberrans will have access to a COVID-19 vaccine from next Monday (22 February) after the first doses of the Pfizer vaccine landed in Australia today (15 February). The vaccine will be rolled out in five phases, the first of which will cover around 4,000 frontline workers in Canberra, including quarantine and border workers. Canberra Health Services (CHS) will be...
“It is not ok to change on the sidelines”: change rooms bring dignity and recognition to women’s sport
Louise Burrows has played rugby with the Canberra Royals since 1995, and also steps up as a prop for the Brumbies, and for the first time in a quarter of a century, she will finally be able to use a female change room with her team instead of changing on the sidelines or in the men's sheds. "Since my first year...
UPDATED: ACT bans entry from Victoria but MPs make a last-minute dash for Canberra
UPDATED 3:40 pm, 12 February: The ACT will ban entry to people from Victoria for the next five days from midnight tonight (12 February) as the state prepares to enter a stage four lockdown until midnight on Wednesday. ACT residents in Victoria have been told to stay where they are and abide by the lockdown if possible, but will be...
“Everything on the table”: Liberals seek to carve a new path forward
The Canberra Liberals have put all their policies on the table for review as the party looks to start the year with a clean slate. Opposition leader Elizabeth Lee implored the government to work with the Canberra Liberals and avoid partisanship in the interests of Canberrans as the party continues to push for a task force to address poverty in...
Gungahlin residents promised answers about pool woes by Monday
Gungahlin residents have been promised an answer on Monday (15 February) as to why the Gungahlin pool has been closed for almost a year. Minister for Sport and Recreation Yvette Berry said she shared the community's frustration about being left in the dark over what is going on with the pool. The government maintains that the pool remains closed to...
Balloon Spectacular puts Canberra’s hot air to good use
In a city that regularly imports hot air, the annual Balloon Spectacular is a welcome chance to put it to good use and see the city differently. While numbers will be limited to 15 balloons carrying two or three people this year due to the pandemic, a colourful array of balloons from all over the country will still take flight from...