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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Bunnings’ sausage sizzles are coming back! So here’s when you can snag a sanga
Bunnings in the ACT will begin firing up the barbies this Saturday (3 October), while those just over the border in Queanbeyan and beyond will have to wait another week before snagging a sausage on 10 October. In an election year without the sausage sizzle, and massive pre-poll voting to avoid the rush on election day proper, Bunnings is firing...
Campaign Trail: Gungahlin Police Station upgrades and a future jobs fund
On The Campaign Trail today, the Libs promise Gungahlin a new emergency services centre, the Greens commit to youth mental health and Labor backs a future jobs fund. Youth funding boost to kick off mental health month $30 million future jobs fund Gungahlin will receive an upgraded police station and a dedicated emergency services station if the Liberals form government...
Campaign Trail: Libs freeze commercial rates, $170 million for north Canberra schools and what your vote’s really worth
On The Campaign Trail yesterday, the Liberals promise to freeze commercial rates, Labor splashes on schools in the north, Rattenbury backs greens loans for landlords and what your vote's really worth to the major parties. $170 million for North Canberra schools Canberra Liberals pitch for the business vote Dementia neighbourhoods Liberals "having a bet each way" on greyhound racing Unionists...
Gungahlin United joins push for national second division football league
Gungahlin United Football Club (GUFC) has joined the Association of Australian Football Clubs' (AAFC) Championship Partner Group to establish a national second division football league under the A-League. The Championship model needs to be finalised - including whether or not it will include promotion and relegation between the two leagues - before being presented to Football Federation Australia (FFA), a...
Libs pledge Gungahlin indoor sports complex, multicultural centre if elected
The Canberra Liberals will allocate nearly $20 million for a new indoor sporting complex as well as a multicultural and community centre in Gungahlin if they are elected in October. The $12.7 million sports facility will have six indoor basketball courts, a large multipurpose space and will be able to host a variety of other sporting codes including tennis, badminton, table tennis, martial arts and dance groups. The $7 million multicultural centre will have...
Campaign Trail: Labor focusses on health, the Libs hit the roads and the Greens go after developers
On The Campaign Trail today, Labor announces more money for the Canberra Hospital expansion, the Canberra Liberals pledge to fix local roads, the Greens fight for property developer reform and David Pollard flags moving the PCYC to Gungahlin.  A new elective surgery centre in Canberra's north and a larger selection of elective surgeries and outpatient procedures at Canberra and Calvary...
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...