From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

O'Farrell moving on? "Bullshit." What do you do after holding the top job in New South Wales? It's the talk of the town in Sydney, with rumours swirling that former premier Barry O'Farrell will call it quits within the next few weeks. Former Labor premier Bob Carr was parachuted into the federal Senate, and today's Daily Telegraph suggested O'Farrell might be doing the same. O'Farrell responded to the article on Twitter this morning, calling a move to the upper house "cruel and unusual punishment".