From the Crikey grapevine, the latest tips and rumours…

Grants out. A tipster trying to download the latest round of Australia Council grants was met with a rude surprise on Monday. Alongside basic information about recipients and their funding was a tab including data certainly not intended for public access -- including but not limited to detailed personal information (email, phone number, address, etc), project summaries, requested funding, and answers to their application questions. Sometime after Monday afternoon that Excel document was replaced with the intended information including, for some reason, applicants’ federal electorates.