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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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...
How #buyfromthebush has become a lifeline for rural businesses
In the midst of one of the worst droughts in history, Grace Brennan decided something needed to be done to save rural communities struggling to survive and make ends meet. And so the #buyfromthebush initiative was born. Buy from the Bush encourages Australians to buy local, and often artisanal products from drought-stricken communities to help country towns that are doing...
University of Canberra funds new research in rural education, robotic empathy and cybersecurity
Over a million dollars is being invested in rural sustainability, privacy for personal devices and robotic empathy by the University of Canberra as it continues to fund new research projects after a huge jump in the global university rankings. Three professors have received a combined total of $1.2 million through the Discovery Early Career Researcher Awards (DECRA) as the university...
Howzat! T20 World Cup comes to Canberra as Australia prepares title defence
The countdown to the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia is on, with less than 100 days to go before the first ball is bowled at Manuka Oval in Canberra. While England and Australia are preparing to challenge the world down under, Cockington Green Gardens has downsized both teams on their iconic miniature installations, recreating the epic rivalry in...
ANU students forced to re-sit exam after data leak
Students in the Digital Analysis course at the ANU will be forced to re-take an exam, potentially delaying their graduation, after the university confirmed a data leak last week. “The need for a class to re-sit an exam is extremely rare, and is only undertaken when absolutely required,” an ANU spokesperson said after security protocols successfully identified that a breach had...
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...