The great Aboriginal art heist. An informant at the National Gallery of Australia tells me that there has been a great art heist from the Prime Ministerial Lodge in Canberra while the building is without a Prime Minister in residence as it undergoes a little loving care and maintenance work.

It is not just that the very fine examples of Aboriginal art that were displayed when the home was occupied by the Rudd family have disappeared but where they are alleged to have ended up that has Gallery staff talking.