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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Second Victorian tests positive for COVID-19 in Merimbula
A second Victorian has tested positive for COVID-19 while on the NSW South Coast and visited venues in Merimbula while contagious. The latest case is not linked to the Victorian teenager who tested positive last week and is isolating in Merimbula. The person had dinner at the Merimbula RSL on 6 July and breakfast at the Waterfront Cafe in Merimbula...
Community centres brace for more uncertainty as free childcare ends
Childcare centres across Australia are bracing for a drop off in enrolments after the Commonwealth Government's free childcare subsidy ended today (13 July). Capital Region Community Services (CRCS), which provides childcare and youth services across the capital region, estimates it has already lost hundreds of thousands of dollars from its early childcare services because of COVID-19. Now CEO Mandy Green...
Firetrucks sent to Queanbeyan had “continuous mechanical issues”, royal commission hears
A number of fire tankers sent to Queanbeyan from Queensland to help with the bushfires were troublesome and had continuous mechanical issues, the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements has heard. One vehicle could only travel at a maximum speed of 85 km/h and had to climb hills in first gear before it was taken offline on its fourth...
UPDATED: Fiona Kotvojs concedes defeat in Eden-Monaro
UPDATED: JULY 9 9pm: Liberal candidate Fiona Kotvojs has conceded defeat in the Eden Monaro by-election. In a statement, Dr Kotvojs says that "with only 1,000 to 2,000 votes still to count, the result for Eden-Monaro is now clear. "I have spoken with Kristy McBain and congratulated her on being elected as the Member for Eden-Monaro. I wish Kristy and her...
Locals told to have more respect after illegal dumping continues at Rocky Hill War Memorial
Goulburn Mulwaree Council has chastised people who continue to illegally dump rubbish at the Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum following a recent increase in incidents at the site. Mayor Bob Kirk told the community to have more respect for the Goulburn site after food and drink waste has repeatedly been littered over the hill from local takeaway shops. Larger...
Tathra Hotel closes for fourth time after COVID-19 case
The Tathra Hotel has been closed for the third time since the bushfires after a teenager tested positive for COVID-19 after visiting the hotel on Sunday (5 July). The hotel has announced it would be closed for a short time "due to a staff shortage rather than any health orders" after all staff who were there on Sunday need to get...
Victorian teenager tests positive for COVID-19 on South Coast holiday
A mistake from health authorities in Victoria has led to a teenager travelling to the South Coast while he was infectious with COVID-19. The teenager and his family were tested for COVID-19 before heading to Merimbula. They were told the tests were negative but when they arrived in NSW they were told the teenage boy's test was actually positive. The...
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese donates $325,000 to Bega bushfire fund
The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia has donated $325,000 to the Bega Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund following the past summer's devastating bushfires that killed at least three people and destroyed 466 homes in the region. Of that donation, the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia has directly contributed $148,000, and its Greek Orthodox Charitable Foundation has donated a further $177,000...
NSW-Victoria border will close from midnight Tuesday
The NSW-Victoria border is set to close from midnight Tuesday (7 July). NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has previously said closing the border would be a last-ditch option but did not publically state what the trigger point would be. Coronavirus cases continue to increase in Victoria with almost 600 active cases as of Sunday (5 July). Victoria recorded more than 100...
When an RFS truck rolled, there was no communication – seven years on, nothing has changed, inquiry hears
Blackspots and power outages across regional communities during the 2019-2020 black summer bushfires made it hard to disseminate potentially life-saving information when communication towers were knocked out, the NSW Bushfire Inquiry has been told. When a Rural Fire Service (RFS) truck rolled over during the 2013 Yarrabin bushfire, two RFS firefighters were forced to run to the nearest farm to...
Tathra bushfires helped disaster preparedness, but Black Summer was too intense: Royal Commission
Within a day of the 2018 Tathra bushfire destroying dozens of homes in the Bega Valley Shire, a regional recovery coordinator was appointed to hit the ground running. But even though the Tathra blaze that burned between 18-19 March, 2018, helped the region's disaster response preparedness through implementation programs, support services and a recovery centre – which were all still in...
Petrol taken from buses and local equipment for firefighting trucks: Royal Commission
Petrol had to be taken from buses and local equipment to fuel firetrucks along the NSW South Coast during the Black Summer bushfires of 2019/2020 after electricity went out in the Eurobodalla Shire, the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements heard. Firefighting operations in the region were also impeded by ad-hoc emergency operations centres, a lack of critical infrastructure and...
Queanbeyan takeaway shop ram raided, ATM stolen
A stolen Lexus has been used to ram-raid a Queanbeyan takeaway shop and steal its ATM before it was found torched in Wright overnight, NSW Police said. Two men allegedly rammed the store on Uriarra Road at approximately 1:40 am this morning (23 June) and entered through the damaged doors before taking the ATM and fleeing in the vehicle. ACT...
“Braindead, stupid”: South Coast logging waste remains months after horror bushfire season
After burning for 74 days, the Currowan bushfire had killed three people, damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes and burnt half a million hectares. More than four months after the fire was officially declared extinguished, the "bushfire bomb" of logging waste in the Benandarah State Forest remains put, a decision which has been described as "braindead" and "tone deaf" by...
“Bizarre” email attack on McBain denounced by all sides and the Catholic Church
A bizarre series of emails with purported links to the Catholic Church claiming that God has forsaken Eden-Monaro have been denounced by candidates from all major parties and by the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference. In an attack that appears to mirror the campaign against independent Wentworth candidate Dr Kerryn Phelps last year, the emails allege that Labor candidate Kristy McBain trained...
Eden-Monaro by-election ballot paper order revealed
Shooters, Fishers and Farmers candidate Matthew Stadtmiller will be the first name on the ballot paper at the upcoming Eden-Monaro by-election after the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) conducted a randomised draw yesterday (10 June). Labor candidate and Bega Valley Shire Councillor Kristy McBain will appear eighth on the ballot, while her main rival, the Liberals' Dr Fiona Kotvojs, will appear last...