From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

Go West. Is this tip correct? "Palmer and Labor have been flying scrutineers to Perth for the Senate recount. They want to make sure there is no change!" Our tipster is referring to the Senate recount that just could allow Greens Senator Scott Ludlam to hold onto his seat. The count also affects Labor Senator Louise Pratt and the PUP candidate, among others. Certainly the PUP and the ALP must have a bit of cash in the kitty if they can fly scrutineers to Perth ...