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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Gymnasts consider legal action against AIS for alleged physical and sexual abuse
WARNING: This story contains descriptions of allegations of child sexual abuse.* Nine former gymnasts who attended the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) over a two-decade timespan are considering legal action over alleged physical, psychological and sexual abuse at the Institute. The allegations were detailed in an Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) report released yesterday (3 May). One former attendee said she...
Three die, including child, in Easter road tragedy
The Easter holiday break turned to tragedy early this morning (Saturday 3 April), when three people, including a young child, were killed in a single vehicle car accident. The three died after their car left the road and hit a tree on the South Coast about 13 km south of Ulladulla. A fourth passenger was airlifted to hospital but his...
Demand for mental health support doubles as Rural Fire Service members hit hard by disaster
Demand for NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) mental health and support services more than doubled following the Black Summer bushfires of 2019-2020, with more than 3300 members seeking assistance. The surge in requests came after more than 450 NSW RFS members experienced some form of damage or loss at their own properties, with at least 70 losing or sustaining damage...
Thousands of protestors gather around Australia to demand an end to gendered violence
Tens of thousands of protestors gathered around Australia today (15 March) to demand an end to gendered violence and harassment, and action on the toxic workplace culture at Parliament House. The rallies were in response to allegations made by former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgins that she was raped in the Defence Minister's office by a co-worker, a historical rape allegation...
Woman hospitalised after Merimbula shark attack
A woman has been hospitalised after reportedly being attacked by a shark at Merimbula just before 7:00 am on Saturday morning (13 March). A witness said the 63-year-old was struck in the back. She was subsequently treated for wounds on her back, hip and buttocks and is in a stable condition at the South East Regional Hospital. Both Merimbula and...
Territory’s tinnies voted best in Australia
Food & Wine
BentSpoke Brewing has taken out the top spot on the GABS Hottest 100 list of Australian craft beers with its crowd favourite Crankshaft American IPA, and rounded off the top 10 with Barley Griffin pale ale. In total, the Canberra brewery managed to get four of its beers in the top 20 and five in the countdown. BentSpoke co-founder and...
2021 Australians of the Year announced
Grace Tame has been named 2021 Australian of the Year for her advocacy work for survivors of sexual assault, particularly those who were abused in institutional settings. The 26-year-old Tasmanian fought against the state's sexual assault victim gag laws. The laws prohibited her from speaking out against the man who groomed and raped her, despite the perpetrator - her maths teacher,...
Canberra’s Aspen Medical is managing the challenging Australian Open quarantine project
While Novak Djokovic's demands circulate and capture today's news about the Australian Open COVID-19 safety measures, Aspen Medical staff will be working hard behind the scenes to manage one of Australia's biggest and most complex hotel quarantine operations in Melbourne. More than 100 Aspen Medical staff are now on-site across three designated hotels to manage around 1,000 players and their support...
Skywhale and Skywhalepapa to grace Canberra’s sky for the first time in February
Arts & Culture
Skywhale and Skywhalepapa will be seen for the first time together publicly on 6 February as the hot air balloons fly over Parkes. Only artist's sketches of the 10-storey Skywhalepapa have been released so far, so Canberrans lucky enough to get a spot at John Dunmore Lang Place will witness the inaugural family flight. It will feature in Canberra as a National...
Border closure heartbreak for Jerrabomberra dancers
Despite there being no travel restrictions on Canberrans entering South Australia, five young dancers just one kilometre over the ACT border have been blocked from attending their national dance championship in Adelaide next week. The 12-year-olds all live in Jerrabomberra, and because South Australia closed its borders to anyone who had been to NSW in the previous 14 days, the Follow Your...
Explainer: what the ACT’s expanded COVID-19 restrictions mean for non-residents
The public health direction imposing restrictions on entering the ACT for non-residents and those who have visited COVID-19 hotspots in NSW has been extended for at least another week. ACT Chief Health Officer Dy Kerryn Coleman said the restrictions would remain in place while community transmission and the potential seeding of the virus outside hotspot areas remained a concern. A...
Additional border checkpoint set up near Queanbeyan, locals complain of lengthy delays
ACT Policing has set up a second checkpoint at Sutton Road in Pialligo to ensure more cars entering the Territory from NSW comply with updated COVID-19 restrictions. Non-residents are not allowed to enter the ACT unless they have an exemption if they have been to the Greater Sydney region, the Central Coast or Wollongong in the last 14 days. Police...
Goulburn couple face $38,000 fines for allegedly fleeing Melbourne quarantine
A Goulburn couple faces fines of $19,000 each after allegedly escaping Melbourne Airport when police told the pair they would have to undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine period.* The 24 and 26-year old allegedly fled in a car waiting outside the airport after arriving from Canberra, Victorian Health Minister Martin Foley said. "Upon the advice of the public health team, those people...
ACT toughens border restrictions with NSW
Travellers who have been in a COVID-19 hotspot in NSW - which includes the Northern Beaches, Greater Sydney, Central Coast and Wollongong Local Government Areas (LGAs) - will be banned from entering the ACT from midday today (2 January). If people from the above areas need to travel to the ACT for extraordinary circumstances, they will need to apply for...
Bredbo Christmas Barn preps for final Christmas rush after “amazing support this year”
Christmas tree and decoration retailers are preparing for the last-minute rush as holidays and work leave kicks in the week before the big day. Bredbo Christmas Barn's head elf Leanne de Smet said despite everything 2020 has thrown, it has been the most extraordinary Christmas season. "Everything has been popular; we have never been as empty as we are now,"  she...
Honours flow for Cooma firefighters as season’s preparation continues
Twenty-six volunteers - with a combined 717 years of service - have been awarded Premier’s Citations and long-service medals for their work with the Cooma Rural Fire Brigade. The longest-serving volunteer is Cooma brigade captain Graham Povey, who's been serving for 52 years. District coordinator for the Snowy Monaro Darren Marks said that while volunteers do not sign up for the medals or accolades,...