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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New $1 coin designed to be given back to charities
A new Donation Dollar has been released by the Royal Australian Mint to celebrate International Day of Charity that was on 5 September. It is the world's first coin that is designed to be donated. Three million units of the branded $1 coin have already been released into circulation, with several million more coins to be released in coming years...
Bushfires RC draft recommendations focus on preparedness and recovery co-ordination
Better national coordination for bushfire response and recovery as well as improved communication between jurisdictions have been put forward as draft recommendations by the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements, also referred to as the Bushfires Royal Commission. The draft recommendations were released on Friday (4 September) and also advocate for a National Cabinet for natural disasters and the...
Permit system creates ‘border bubble’ between NSW and Victoria
A new residents' permit will be introduced to create a 'border bubble' 50 km on either side of the NSW-Victoria border, allowing residents to travel between states for goods and services, healthcare and compassionate reasons, and for school and work. The current border region only covers 2.5 km on either side of the border. However, the resident must remain in...
Inconsistent information, firefighting deficiencies addressed in royal commission interim report
Consistent bushfire information across state borders, more clarity about the roles and responsibilities of different levels of government and the need to reassess Australia's current firefighting capacity have all been flagged in the interim report of the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements (also known as the Bushfire Royal Commission). Although the interim report has not provided any recommendations, it has addressed...
McBain vows to “supercharge bushfire recovery” in first speech as Member for Eden-Monaro
One week after being sworn in as Eden-Monaro's first female MP and in her first speech to parliament, Kristy McBain has vowed to "supercharge" bushfire recovery efforts in the region. Ms McBain also took the opportunity today (31 August) to laud the resilience and character of the people of Eden-Monaro who are now enduring COVID-19 after facing the Black Summer...
Canberra makes another pitch to join the A-League
The Capital Region Football Collective (CRFC) has officially submitted a multi-million dollar offer for an A-League team for the 2021-22 season. While no exact figure has been linked to the bid, it is expected to be worth between $5 million and $10 million. The bid put forward to the FFA (Football Federation Australia) has the backing of an "experienced Europe-based...
Uniting NSW and ACT underpays thousands of workers $3.36 million
Aged care operator Uniting NSW and ACT has admitted to underpaying more than 9500 employees a total of $3.36 million between 2013 and 2019, with payments ranging from under $1 to more than $11,000. Uniting self-reported the underpayment after conducting a review when it received complaints from a number of employees, many of who were frontline carers and community and disability...
Tributes flow for kayaker who died in raging river
Tributes are flowing in for 48-year-old Toby Carr who was identified yesterday as the kayaker who died in the flooded waters of the Murrumbidgee River near Point Hut Crossing on Sunday (9 August). Mr Carr left behind his wife of 11 years, Tania, and two children. Family and friends have taken to Facebook to offer their condolences. "I have no...
ANU offers free tax service for the ACT and southern NSW
It's hard to remember a year as relentlessly tough as 2020, what with the fires, the smoke, flooding and the worst pandemic in a century, so you probably don't want a reminder that it's also tax time. But it's not all bad news. Students from the Australian National University (ANU) are offering free tax assistance through the 2020 ANU Tax...
1000 more firefighting staff needed to combat future fire seasons, says union
NSW needs to employ 1000 additional firefighting staff to "to reverse a decade worth of cuts and to begin properly preparing NSW for future bushfire risks" if it wants to handle another Black Summer bushfire season, the Public Service Association (PSA) says. More aircraft and better equipment for those on the front line of bushfires were also urgently needed following a...
Could COVID-19 lead to a fire retardant shortage in Australia?
Manufacturing shutdowns and delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic could significantly hamper Australia's bushfire fighting capacity with all fire retardant being imported from one US supplier and no domestic manufacturer, the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements has heard. Director-general of Emergency Management Australia Robert Cameron said during the bushfire season, states, territories, the Australian Defence Force and international...
UPDATED: Queensland shuts border to NSW, ACT
Queensland will close its border to the ACT and NSW from 1:00 am Saturday less than a month after they were reopened. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made the announcement on Wednesday morning (5 August), saying the state could not risk a second wave following an influx of cases in Victoria and a steady stream of new cases in the Greater...
Could State of Origin make its way to Canberra?
The NRL has canvassed the possibility of holding the first State of Origin game in Canberra as the scheduled Adelaide Oval fixture could fall foul of South Australia's strict quarantine laws. Although Origin making its Canberra Stadium debut is just speculation at this point - with no official talks between the NRL or Venues Canberra - the state of the...
Thousands of hours of archives could be lost by 2025: NAA
Thousands of tapes and recordings from Australia's history and the national record could be lost within the next five years because of a lack of resourcing and staff at the National Archives of Australia (NAA), according to the Assistant Director-General of Collection Management, Steven Fox. He said there are more than 220,000 hours of tapes and millions of pages of archival documents...
Heritage fire trucks retired after a final sprint during black summer
It's out with the old and in with the new across the Cooma-Monaro as several RFS brigades receive new firetrucks after a horrible fire season swept the region. Mid-1980s fire engines from the Adaminaby Rural Fire Brigade and the Dry Plains Brigade, which fall under the Monaro Rural Fire Service Team, have been replaced with upgraded Cat 1 trucks. But...
Body of missing man found in Jindabyne not being treated as suspicious
NSW Police believe they have located the body of a 19-year-old man who has been missing from Jindabyne since 1:00 am on Friday (17 July). Police appealed for help in locating Koby Mitchell on Saturday after he was last seen leaving a hotel in Jindabyne early on Friday morning. Officers from the Monaro Police District were notified on Friday when the...