Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …
Leaked: Coalition talking points.
Our mole from inside the Coalition camp continues to deliver us the daily talking points dispatched from Tony Abbott's office to all MPs -- or, as we like to call him here at Crikey,
"TA" (see talking points). Craig Emerson and his Skyhooks-inspired routine is today's theme -- Australians, MPs will say, "deserve better than a mocking government". Read the full document here
Tiser's degrees of separation.
One keen-eyed Adelaide Advertiser
aficionado is wondering what’s going on with the paper’s front page. Until last Thursday, the symbol for News Limited’s "1 Degree" environmental initiative -- which aims to reduce News' greenhouse gas emissions and "raise awareness about the changes we can all make" -- sat in prime position below the Tiser
’s masthead. Sister paper The Sunday Mail
followed suit. The symbol was accompanied by a note proclaiming "The Advertiser
is a carbon neutral company".
Then on Friday the symbol vanished. Nothing on Saturday either.