From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

Radio silence from KRudd. Has anyone noticed that the world's busiest backbencher, Kevin Rudd, has gone silent since heading to Switzerland for the World Economic Forum? A Twit pointed out the lack of tweets from @KruddMP. The WEF is not so coy about their star Australian -- you can see what he's been up to here.