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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ACT’s economic ranking dips following unemployment spike
The ACT has dropped to third in Australia's economic rankings following a spike in unemployment against the national trend, CommSec's new State of the States report has revealed. The Territory's unemployment rate jumped 1.3 percentage points in June to 4.9 per cent, the ACT's second consecutive monthly increase. While the ACT's unemployment rate is on par with the national rate,...
New tourism support measures for ACT businesses
Water and sewerage rebates of up to $75,000 for accommodation providers and $15,000 for small private tourism companies will be offered by the ACT Government under new tourism support measures. Businesses will be able to claim the rebates for the first two quarters of 2021-22, with around 90 accommodation providers and up to 20 tourism venues able to apply for...
ChooseCBR vouchers announced for June with bigger discounts, more businesses
After a trial that attracted criticism for spending just over half of its allocated budget, not including enough businesses and not being accessible to multicultural communities, the ACT Government has announced a revamped ChooseCBR voucher scheme.* The $2 million ChooseCBR voucher scheme will cover more businesses, and the rebates will be higher than during the trial. Shoppers will now have...
Thousands of businesses and workers hit by cuts to JobKeeper and JobSeeker
Thousands of Canberrans had their JobKeeper supplements cut on Monday (4 January) as the Commonwealth Government reduced the payments by $200 to $1000 a fortnight. JobSeeker was also reduced by $100 per fortnight from 1 January. In the ACT, the changes to both supplements will affect more than 9,000 businesses using JobKeeper and 28,000 Canberrans on JobSeeker and other income...
Live music brewing at Capital
Live music has been given another home in Canberra after Capital Brewing Co received a $35,000 Federal Government grant to put on events in 2021. The Fyshwick brewery will start to host more live music shows from around April or May next year once the upgrades are complete, allowing musicians to perform out from the brew deck. Capital Brewing Co...
Canberra’s first Indigenous Business Precinct offers new hope for small businesses
As a child of the Stolen Generation who used to hunt rabbits to feed his family, Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt knows how important opportunity and leadership are for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander people, which is why he was on hand to open Canberra's first Indigenous Business Precinct this week. The new Precinct in Fyshwick will assist Indigenous...
Has JobKeeper worked too well? Experts prepare for an influx of business insolvencies
Expert Advice
Experts have been sounding the siren for months, warning about a sharp increase in the number of business insolvencies and bankruptcies when Federal Government support and subsidies end. JobKeeper has been a lifeline for many businesses but RSM partner Jon Colbran says the decrease in rates on 28 September will take businesses one step closer towards the precipice. Mr Colbran...
“He can do my books with me”: Business slams Barr for stimulus missing the mark
The president of the Phillip Business Community called on the ACT Government to provide more fiscal stimulus through grants to help struggling industries that have fallen through the cracks during COVID-19 restrictions. Tom Adam said the ACT should follow in the footsteps of Queensland, NSW and Victoria by providing cash grants of up to $10,000 for struggling businesses. He emphasised...
Lift the lockdown too quickly and business owners will give up, says small business lobby
The way out of the pandemic needs to be sensible and staggered or else small businesses will suffer twice, according to the country’s peak small business lobby, the Council of Small Business Australia (COSBOA). COSBOA CEO Peter Strong says the government needs to make sure any lifting of social distancing measures and business lockdown requirements is permanent, lest it breaks...
ACT announces $200 million to keep businesses, job seekers afloat
Healthcare, tax and fee relief, and a job fund for Canberrans have formed the centerpiece of the Barr Government’s second economic stimulus package totaling $214 million of new measures. The announcement is on top of the ACT Government’s $137 million stimulus package which was handed down almost a fortnight ago, bringing the total economic support up to $351 million –...