From shisha-lounge to coffee lab, to the corridors of powerlessness in Canberra, the word is that David Feeney, member for Batman, is resigning today, and will be making a press statement around 2pm (though he may go earlier, to annoy us).

Crikey understands that Feeney's electorate office in Batman, in Melbourne's inner north, was notified two days ago of his intention to quit, and that they are already on a war footing for preselection and byelection.