From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

Not short'en style. "Subtly elegant. Decisively contemporary. Infinitely versatile." And if that doesn't sum up Labor frontbencher Bill Shorten, we don't know what does. That conclusion was sparked from this observation from a jet-setting mole: "Bill Shorten seen going through security at the Sydney virgin lounge ... complete with Louis Vuitton suit bag <gags>."