From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

Canberra Times locked out? The ACT government announced yesterday that it would be selling off $400 million worth of assets in order to pay for its controversial light rail project, but it neglected to invite journalists from The Canberra Times to the press conference about the plans. This didn't go down too well with the paper, with reporter Tom McIlroy tweeting his displeasure yesterday afternoon. Luckily for us, Chief Minister Andrew Barr also used the social media platform to defend the decision (click on the picture to read the full exchange):