From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

Stutchbury the lede. Ms Tips has noted with interest that Harry Stutchbury, son of Australian Financial Review editor-in-chief Michael Stutchbury is taking over as the head of the New South Wales Young Liberals, joining the company of a fairly illustrious (or at least high profile) group of conservatives (former NSW presidents count among their number John Howard, Gladys Berejiklian, Joe Hockey and Phillip Ruddock). Stutchbury replaces the equally media adjacent Alex Dore (nephew of Daily Telegraph editor Chris Dore). Stuchbury the younger is a staffer at the NSW branch of the Minerals Council of Australia, and what raised an eyebrow or two in the Crikey bunker was looking back at the Fin coverage of the Mineral Council over the last few months. It hasn't been all rainbows and joy: reporting on the frustration MCA members (particularly BHP, who is reviewing its membership) feel at the Council's coal-focused response to the Finkel review and telling investors "Don't buy the Minerals Council costings of coal power". Trouble at home? Are we to see more intense coverage of the NSW Young Libs in coming months? Contact us if you know more.