From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours …

We hope they know how to put out metaphorical fires. The Country Fire Authority has been a thorn in the side of Premier Daniel Andrews for a while now, bubbling up last year during its dispute with United Firefighters Union and returning last week with reports of bullying and misogyny throughout the organisation splashed across the front page of The Age last week. Ms Tips understands after the weekend's reporting on the United Firefighters Union, powerful people in Victorian politics will be making sure the issue causes Andrews some headaches. So stay tuned for that announcement. Honestly, given the issue concerns growing union power, and wounds Andrews' progressive credentials, Ms Tips is surprised it's taken so long.