From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

ACF confused over election endorsements. On Friday we told you that Labor candidate for Wills Kelvin Thomson had been criticised for putting out a pamphlet claiming the Australian Conservation Foundation had endorsed him (the pamphlet ran a statement from ACF). Crikey ran the ACF’s response that it did not know where that statement came from, it did not endorse any political party, and that it had asked Thomson not to circulate the pamphlet any more (ACF told us Thomson’s office agreed to that).