From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

Turnbull picks up the phone. The government is using the announcement of the $50 billion submarine contract to spruik its credentials to voters in Adelaide with a recorded phone message from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull himself. Voters in the electorate of Sturt received the message yesterday, which also highlighted the work of Industry and Innovation Minister Christopher Pyne. Voters heard: