From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

Not so screwed. Bill Shorten's statement to Kyle and Jackie O that he went into a strip club once or twice, but left "as soon as I realised what it was", is an instant bullshit classic, right up there with Bill Clinton's statement on marijuana. Well, we'll take him at his word, but one veteran from his student politics days remembers it differently.