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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Yass Valley to move to level two water restrictions earlier than expected
Level two water restrictions will be in place across the Yass Valley from midnight on Sunday (19 January), one month after level one restrictions were introduced due to the worsening drought. Yass Dam levels are currently at 72 per cent, compelling the Council to implement extra water-saving measures sooner than anticipated. Level two water restrictions mean that watering of gardens...
NSW Ambulance denies staff were refused opportunity to volunteer for RFS
NSW Ambulance has strongly rejected reports that paramedics are being denied leave to help their local fire brigades, calling the accusations “completely false”. The Australian Paramedics Association (NSW) (APA) said that correspondence from NSW Ambulance senior managers revealed that requests to assist their local RFS brigade were declined not because shifts could not be covered, but because of the incurred costs...
Three charged over looting of fire-ravaged Batemans Bay store
Three people have been charged with looting on the South Coast after officers raided a Narooma house and found goods alleged to have been stolen during the recent bushfires. A 38-year-old man was arrested at a home in Tilba Tilba and a 31-year-old woman was arrested in Narooma and both were taken to Batemans Bay Police Station on Friday evening...
RFS water-bombing helicopter goes down near Eden
A water-bombing helicopter has ditched into a dam on the far South Coast at around 4:00 pm this afternoon (9 January). The aircraft, which was contracted to the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) and tasked to the Clyde Mountain fire, was ditched into the Ben Boyd Reservoir in the Ben Boyd National Park at Edrom, in the Bega Valley Shire. The...
Iconic Selwyn resort suffers extensive damage from bushfire
The Selwyn Snow Resort, a popular skiing destination for families in winter, has suffered extensive damage after the buildings were all but destroyed by bushfires. The full extent of the damage to ski lifts and snowmaking infrastructure is still unknown despite NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service accessing the area on Sunday (5 January), the resort said on their website....
Bega Valley Shire Council begins recovery efforts after bushfire devastation
Recovery efforts are underway on the South Coast with the Bega Valley Shire Council (BVSC) announcing a Regional Recovery Council (RRC) to help revive local communities that have been devastated by the bushfires. The RRC will bring key groups together so that the BVSC and neighbouring local government areas including the Eurobodalla, Shoalhaven, Snowy Monaro, Snowy Valleys and Queanbeyan-Palerang Councils...
One dead and one arrested after Boxing Day assault in Queanbeyan
A man has died and another man has been arrested after an alleged assault in Queanbeyan on Boxing Day. Police found a semi-conscious 46-year-old man under the Queens Bridge at around 9:30 am Thursday morning (26 December) after responding to reports of an assault on Trinculo Place. NSW Ambulance paramedics treated the man at the scene before taking him to Queanbeyan District Hospital,...
How to lose a Prime Minister in 10 hours
As the Prime Minister prepares to return to Sydney following the death of two NSW RFS firefighters, his absence on a pre-planned holiday while bushfires ravage the country continues to cause controversy across Australia. Throughout the week, the public was given very little detail about our Prime Ministerial situation, with both the Prime Minister's and Deputy Prime Minister's offices refusing...
Bushfire victims could have financial assistance by Christmas under new government schemes
Families affected by bushfires in the Queanbeyan-Palerang, Shoalhaven and Eurobodalla council areas, among other parts of NSW, will be able to access financial help before Christmas after the Australian Government opened two grants programs for residents severely impacted by the fires. The Australian Government’s Disaster Recovery Payment (DRP) and Disaster Recovery Allowance (DRA) are designed to provide fast financial support,...
Kings Highway reopened near Bungendore after new fire breaks out
The Kings Highway has been reopened after a grass fire that broke out near Bungendore earlier this afternoon caused the closure of the Highway between Bungendore and Braidwood. Live Traffic NSW reported that the Kings Highway had closed in both directions at about 3:30 pm. The Highway has since reopened with a reduced speed limit of 60km/h between Goulburn Road,...
Brumbies ready to rip into Super Rugby 2020
Veteran lock Blake Enever is preparing to tackle his sixth season at the Brumbies next year as he begins his push for a regular starting spot following the departure of Sam Carter and Rory Arnold. The 28-year-old says he is concentrating on putting in the hard yards during pre-season training in December as he tries to muscle his way into...
ACT RFS firetruck damaged near Braidwood
A tree has fallen on an ACT Rural Fire Service truck, damaging the vehicle while it was operating at the North Black Range fire near Braidwood in NSW. No one was injured as the three crew members were working away from the truck, but they are receiving support, an Emergency Services Agency (ESA) spokesperson said. While the truck is being...
ACT air quality levels worse than China
Canberra’s air quality has plummeted overnight to levels worse than most of China and parts of India after easterly winds blew bushfire smoke across from NSW. The Education Directorate has told ACT public schools to cancel all outdoor activity classes as air-quality has reached hazardous levels, while ACT Health is warning residents to stay indoors and minimise physical activity where...
Canberra Airport first up for new heavily armed anti-terror team
ACT Policing is telling Canberrans not to worry despite more heavily armed Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers soon patrolling Canberra Airport. AFP protection officers will now be armed with short-barrelled rifles at Canberra Airport as part of a $107 million roll-out of the new measures across the country over the next 18 months, but the public is being told that...
Canberra locals hold their own in international MMA competition
Australia has taken out second place at the Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA) Championship in Singapore thanks to four fighters from Canberra. The amateur MMA fighters from the Stockade Training Centre in Fyshwick travelled to Singapore to represent Australia against some of the world’s best amateur fighters. Australia came second behind Ukraine, tallying seven medals, including four gold and two silver....
Drug decriminalisation needed to reduce harm says former ACT Supreme Court Justice
A former ACT Supreme Court Justice has called for the decriminalisation of drugs, saying the Territory needs to instead focus on a harm-minimisation strategy as criminal justice policies are not working. Removing criminal prosecutions for personal use and possession of small amounts of illegal drugs would reframe the use of drugs as a health issue and support vulnerable people in...