From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

Indiwatch: Mirabella mum in Mansfield? We told you earlier in the week that ousted former member Sophie Mirabella had enjoyed some early success in the Indi electorate, winning a trivia competition on the weekend, but it's not all going swimmingly, according to a tipster. Our spy told us that at a recent "meet the pollie" event in Mansfield, Mirabella "barely said a word or answered questions from Liberal supporters".