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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Canberra writer makes a killing at British crime writer awards
The growing genre of Australian noir has been recognised internationally, with two Aussies winning daggers at the prestigious Crime Writers’ Associations (CWA) Awards in London. Canberran Chris Hammer, who picked up the John Creasey (New Blood) 2019 award for his crime-fiction debut novel Scrublands, is leading the international push by Australian crime stories, often set in country towns or unique...
Lake Burley Griffin’s first inflatable water park takes shape for Saturday launch
Lake Burley Griffin's first inflatable water park is set to make a splash this weekend when it officially opens on Saturday off Black Mountain Peninsula at 10am. The park has been taking shape this week with the operators inflating sections and fixing them in place on the water. Park manager David Watts says the climate over summer makes the inflatable...
NSW digital licences will be accepted across the ACT
With drivers now able to provide licences on their phone as a valid form of ID in NSW, both ACT Policing and Access Canberra have confirmed that digital licences from NSW will be accepted in the ACT, despite not being available to local residents. "The rollout of the digital driver’s licence in New South Wales will not adversely affect how...
Students consuming less alcohol but binge-drinking attitudes unchanged
Health & Wellbeing
Canberra university students are drinking less than they were three years ago, but attitudes towards binge drinking haven’t changed according to a new report released yesterday (30 October). An ACT Health-funded campaign provided information about risky drinking behaviour to over 6,500 students and found that the program significantly reduced high-level alcohol consumption, marginally reduced binge-drinking rates and put students' perceptions...
Final stage of Merimbula Airport upgrade to begin this weekend
The final stages of the Merimbula Airport upgrade will happen this weekend with a live transition into the long-awaited new terminal building, sixty years after the first terminal building was opened. Bega Valley Shire Council says short-term changes will still be needed from Monday while work moves to the short stay carpark around the terminal. Bega Valley Shire Council’s Project Manager, Jenny...
Tender for first stage Barton Highway duplication released
Expressions of interests are now being accepted for the tender for the first stage of the Barton Highway upgrade which will duplicate the highway from the ACT border towards Murrumbateman, with an emphasis on achieving the greatest duplication distance possible. The Barton Highway, which links Canberra to Murrumbateman and the Hume Highway at Yass, has consistently been rated as one...
Rural Fire Service gets ready for ‘a tough fire season’
More than 200 local Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteer firefighters will take part in the largest simulated Zone Exercise to date as they prepare for a potentially deadly fire season. After a particularly dry winter, the RFS is preparing for a challenging fire season with NSW already being ravaged by bushfires and facing one of the worst starts to a...