Is it just me, or has Julia Gillard been receiving speech therapy? During her appearance on the 7:30 Report last night, her speech lacked the usual working-class twang.

IRC Case Trent Smith v. DFAT. After four years suspension DFAT sacked a former labor staffer and diplomat. His action is being opposed by a QC et al. His offences are laughably minimal. DFAT is flying people in from o/seas to testify against him. Case continues for weeks!   Indira Naidoo is moving on from Choice after less than a year in the Media Manager role. Indira, who was a great operator, is going to be head of corporate social responsibility at Planet Ark. My word is that Indira left because she was frustrated with the processes there. Send your tips to [email protected] or submit them anonymously here.