From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

Bolt a 'sook'. At the Prime Minister’s Melbourne media drinks at Treasury Place last night, a prominent and respected member of the Herald Sun's reporting team was heard criticising his conservative colleague Andrew Bolt. Our scribe, with a couple under his belt, declared that Bolt was a "sook" after yesterday’s "woe is me" column in News Corp papers, in which Bolt wrote about being criticised on Q&A.