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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ACT issues stay-at-home orders for travellers from Victoria
A new stay-at-home order will be in place across the ACT for anyone who enters the Territory from Victoria after midnight tonight (27 May) and the border will be closed to non-residents unless they receive an exemption to enter the ACT. The stay at home order will last until at least 11:59 pm on 3 June. Any returning residents leaving...
Bloody beautiful: red moon will be visible over Canberra on Wednesday night
Werewolves beware, a super blood moon will light up Canberra's sky this week, dousing the city in a red glow. As opposed to last month's pink supermoon, the moon will appear red this time due to the total lunar eclipse on Wednesday, 26 May. For sciencey people, this is when Earth moves between the moon and the sun, and the sunlight that passes through...
Childcare gastro outbreaks almost triple
Gastroenteritis outbreaks in childcare centres have almost tripled in the last year, prompting ACT Health to warn Canberrans about health complacency. ACT Health was made aware of 57 gastro outbreaks in the first four months of this year, a considerable jump compared to the average of 21 outbreaks during the same period over the past five years. Children in childcare...
Speeding fines open to legal challenges following landmark ruling
Drivers who have been snapped speeding by traffic cameras in the ACT may be able to challenge the validity of their ticket following a landmark ruling in the ACT Magistrates Court on Friday (14 May). It's all down to a failure by the Road Transport Authority to recognise leap years, creating an opportunity for hundreds of fines to be reversed....
Electricity savings made easier for Canberrans as retailers forced to offer comparison prices
Electricity companies will now have to inform Canberrans about better deals on their bills, a move designed to save consumers hundreds and businesses thousands of dollars each year. Retailers will need to use a benchmark electricity price for comparison in their advertising and ensure all offers and discounts are compared against the same benchmark. The ACT Government will sign-off on the...
Increased calls to address parking problem at Yerrabi Pond
Uncertainty still remains over when more parking will become available at Yerrabi Pond after the ACT Government knocked back calls to provide Gungahlin residents with a timeline for the project. Liberal MLA for the Gungahlin-based electorate of Yerrabi, Leanne Castley, called on the ACT Government to immediately explain why extra parking along Nellie Hamilton Avenue that was planned in 2013 has not...
Liberal MLA referred to Standards Commissioner over possible privacy breach
MLA James Milligan, has been referred to the Commissioner for Standards following an email he sent to constituents. But the Member for Yerrabi had already referred himself, prompting a stoush over transparency and procedures in the Assembly. Mr Milligan's email, sent on October 30 last year, thanked his constituents for voting for him, but added that he was "in the...
‘We’re all a geek for something’: get your inner nerd on with Canberra’s pop culture community
While most people would have thought the spate of comic book-inspired movies and television shows, superhero stories and pop culture icons might have wrung the industry dry of any new content, it appears the opposite has happened. During the past year, there has been a huge focus on people turning away from superheroes in tights and capes, and heading towards...
Renewed push to lower voting age as electoral reform looms
The ACT Greens have proposed lowering the voting age in the ACT, banning or creating dedicated spaces for roadside election signage and capping electoral donations at $10,000 in a submission to the 2020 ACT Election review. Former Greens MLA Caroline Le Couteur tried to make voting voluntary for 16 and 17-year-olds ahead of the 2020 ACT Election, which would have...
Organ donations can now be recognised on ACT death certificates
Families of organ donors in the ACT can now have their loved one's donation acknowledged on the donor’s death certificate and on the death register from today (6 May). The donor’s next of kin can apply to have the statement “The deceased gave a gift of life, generously donating organs/tissue” added to their death certificate, and can also request a letter from the Chief Minister...
Stefaniak expands Belco Party into Gungahlin, Tuggeranong
Bill Stefaniak's Belco Party will expand into Gungahlin and Tuggeranong after running an unsuccessful election campaign in the Belconnen-based seat of Ginninderra last year. The party was formed by the former Canberra Liberals ACT Attorney-General and opposition leader last June and ran with the slogan, “Keep the Bastards Honest”. Mr Stefaniak said Canberrans outside the Belconnen region wanted to vote for...
Canberrans encouraged to get flu shot with concerns over COVID-coverage fatigue
Canberrans are being encouraged to get their flu shots this year following a record number of jabs in 2020 during the pandemic, but health professionals worry about COVID-coverage fatigue affecting uptake. The flu shot needs to be taken at least two weeks from any COVID-19 vaccine to minimise any side effects from the vaccines, which the head of the AMA...
National Cabinet expands vaccine rollout, third vaccination hub flagged for ACT
National Cabinet has brought forward the timetable for COVID-19 vaccinations for over-50s, while Pfizer vaccines will be saved for people under the age of 50, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced this afternoon (22 April). Australians will be able to receive an AstraZeneca jab from 3 May at state and territory-run clinics and GP respiratory clinics, and from 17 May at...
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...