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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The ACT election is almost here, so what’s Hare-Clark and what does it mean?
Every four years Canberrans head to the polls to elect a new government, but many of us are just as confused as the next voter about how the Territory's voting system works. In a nutshell, each of the ACT's five electorates will elect five members to the Legislative Assembly for a total of 25 MLAs. They are chosen via the...
More details for extra schools in Gungahlin released
More details have been released about the proposed new high school in Kenny which is expected to open to up to 800 students by 2023. The $72.5 million school will cater to students from years 7 to 10. "The school will provide high-quality general and specialist learning environments, incorporating both indoor and outdoor learning areas, as well as integrated spaces...
ACT public health emergency extended for another 90 days
The ACT Government has extended the COVID-19 public health emergency for a further 90 days to 19 November. The decision grants Chief Health Officer Dr Kerryn Coleman additional powers to help combat the pandemic. The first public health emergency declaration came into effect on 16 March and was extended until this Friday (21 August). Despite the ACT having no active cases of...
Petrol prices at two-month low but Canberra remains above national average
Despite petrol prices dropping to a two-month low, Canberra's average unleaded price has soared above Sydney and the national average just months after Chief Minister Andrew Barr gave petrol companies an ultimatum to lower prices. Canberra's average unleaded petrol price sat at 122.5 cents a litre as of 16 August, above the national average of 117.8 cents, and well above...
Explicit material sent to students after Education Directorate email lists deciphered
A breach of the Education Directorate's email distribution list, which resulted in pornography and inappropriate material being sent to public school students, occurred after some students were able to figure out the email address codes. One student accidentally sent an email to the entire Year 8 public school cohort when trying to share work with his class on Friday (14...
Could your pet be Canberra’s next top model?
If anecdotal evidence is any guide, owning a pet made lockdown bearable for thousands of Canberrans. Now's the chance to share your four-footed, feathered or finned friend with the world in the DVCS 2021 Pets of Canberra Calendar! Money raised from the calendar will go towards supporting people experiencing family, domestic and intimate partner violence by helping fund the pivotal services provided by...
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...