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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Queanbeyan’s newest citizens Zoom their way to becoming Australian
For Joanne Dam, becoming an Australian citizen over Zoom was a relief because she was able to have friends and family from The Netherlands join the call. Only months earlier, when Joanne's husband became an Australian citizen, not even all her children were able to attend - with only two guest spots available, just she and her daughter could go...
New Queanbeyan-Palerang cemetery and memorial park one step closer
A proposal by the Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council to include a cemetery and memorial park as a permissible use of land on two blocks in Googong has been given the green light by the NSW Government. Mayor Tim Overall said the approved use of land at 1187 and 1241 Old Cooma Road is a step forward for the Council's plan to...
South Coast bushfire danger period starts, landowners require fire permits to burn
The bushfire danger period started yesterday (1 September) for 21 NSW local government areas, including Shoalhaven, Eurobodalla and the Bega Valley, meaning landowners must now obtain a permit to light fires. Grass fires will be a particular concern for local Rural Fire Service brigades over the coming months due to the increased amount of rain. The threat of grass fires...
Almost two years on, coronial inquiry relives state’s tragic bushfire past
NSW has begun its coronial inquiry into the Black Summer bushfires, which killed 25 people and burnt seven per cent of the state's total landmass. Assisting counsel Adam Casselden spoke of the almost 2500 homes and three schools that were destroyed in the fires, as well as the impact the blazes had on people's livelihoods, the environment, wildlife and livestock....
UPDATED: COVID-19 Delta variant fragments found in Merimbula sewage
UPDATED 12:15 pm: Bega Valley Shire Mayor Russell Fitzpatrick says while a positive sewage result may indicate the presence of people who have recently recovered from COVID-19, they could also signal undetected cases in the Merimbula community. The Merimbula sewage treatment plant serves about 15,000 people. “These results do not necessarily mean there are active cases in the community, but...
Regional and rural health services shortage to go under the spotlight
Health & Wellbeing
A new Senate committee will consider the Federal Government's Stronger Rural Health Strategy, GP training reforms and what areas are defined as regional and rural. Labor Member for Eden-Monaro Kristy McBain joined the call for the inquiry after 500 residents in her electorate signed her regional health petition and shared their stories. Ms McBain said the situation has hit crisis point....
All of regional NSW plunged into lockdown, fines increased to $5000 for noncompliance
All of regional NSW will be plunged into a seven-day lockdown from 5:00 pm tonight (14 August) after the state recorded its worst tally of locally acquired cases. A total of 466 cases were announced this morning, only 76 of whom were in isolation during the entirety of their infectious period. There have been four more deaths. Deputy Premier John...
UPDATED: ACT in lockdown; Canberrans warned against making a dash for the coast
UPDATED 2:30 pm: Panic buying is already starting in Canberra with hour-long lines emerging outside supermarkets as the ACT prepares to enter its first lockdown since April last year. The ACT has effectively shut its border to most of NSW. Only residents within a 100-kilometre radius of the Territory are able to enter without an exemption. This includes Queanbeyan, Yass, Murrumbatemen...
Australia prepares to fill out the first pandemic census
Census night is tonight (10 August). This year's survey is expected to throw up some interesting data considering it is the first time a census in Australia will be conducted in the middle of a pandemic. The census takes a snapshot of Australia every five years, and while households are still required to fill out the survey even if they...
NSW hits another COVID record, ACT locks out Shoalhaven, Wingecarribee
The Shoalhaven and Wingecarribee are among 14  local government areas locked out of the ACT without an exemption, as COVID-19 tightens its grip on NSW. The state has again posted a record number of locally acquired cases with 291 new cases announced today (6 August) by Premier Gladys Berejiklian, up from 262 yesterday. Six deaths have been linked to the NSW...
Queanbeyan’s new $74 million cultural precinct one step closer
Queanbeyan's new cultural precinct is another step closer after the first sod was turned on the $74 million project. The new precinct will provide linkages to The Q and the Bicentennial Hall and include a new library, public domain for civic events, conference meeting rooms and facilities. There will also be a new head office for council staff and basement car parking as well...
Cause of Orroral Valley fire under spotlight as Chief Coroner launches inquiry
ACT Chief Coroner Lorraine Walker will hold an inquiry into the cause of the Orroral Valley fire that burned 78 per cent of Namadgi National Park and 22 per cent of the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. The landing light of an MRH-90 Taipan helicopter is believed to have sparked the fire on 27 January 2020 while trying to clear landing zones in...
Severe weather warning issued for south-east NSW, blizzards in alpine regions
A severe weather warning has been issued for south-east NSW and southern parts of the ACT for damaging winds averaging 60 to 70 km/h with the possibility of peak gusts topping 90 km/h. Blizzards are expected for alpine areas above 1600 metres this morning (28 July) while gusts in excess of 125 km/h in the region above 1900 metres are likely...
Goulburn Bunnings, Marulan KFC listed among new exposure sites
NSW Health has identified a positive COVID-19 case visiting three sites in Goulburn, including Bunnings, as well as KFC Marulan on Tuesday (20 July). Anyone who visited Bunnings Goulburn between 12:30 pm and 12:45 pm, or KFC Marulan between 1:30 pm and 1:50 pm on July 20 is considered a close contact and must immediately get tested and self-isolate for 14...
Severe weather warning issued for Southern Tablelands
A severe weather warning for damaging winds has been issued today (16 July) for parts of the Southern Tablelands north-east and east of Canberra, including Goulburn and Braidwood. According to the warning issued by the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), winds averaging 60 to 70 km/h, with gusts over 90 km/h, are possible from this afternoon. The damaging winds are due to...
UPDATED: Severe weather warning cancelled for Southern Tablelands, Alpine region and ACT
UPDATE 4:45 pm: The Bureau of Meteorology has updated today's severe weather warning for NSW and the ACT. The BOM says the immediate threat of severe weather has passed, but the situation will continue to be monitored and further warnings will be issued if necessary. 9:30 am: A severe weather warning for damaging winds has been issued for parts of the...