Sky News host Chris Kenny says it’s currently a “risky time” for Labor Party.
“There’s a fair bit happening around the Labor Party at the moment, and it might not be doing them much good,” he said.
“They’ve been doing okay in the polls, but they wouldn’t want to get too far ahead of themselves.”
It comes as Labor MP Joel Fitzgibbon has announced his retirement from politics at the next federal election.
Mr Kenny said Fitzgibbon “will be missed because he’s been a voice of reason”.
“Anyway, the other sign of hubris is something I mentioned last week, and that is the factional move to parachute Kristina Keneally into the safe seat of Fowler in Western Sydney,” he said.
“She’s doing it, apparently not for her own advantage, but to help the people of the Western suburbs.”