Last Saturday in a NSW State Parliament byelection in the Hunter Valley the ALP secured just 20 per cent of the primary vote. Usually byelections go against the incumbent government.

NSW Labor leader Jodi McKay is now fighting for her political life but the impact is also being felt in Canberra.

Today on Please Explain, state political editor Alexandra Smith joins Tory Maguire to discuss the existential crisis the Australian Labor Party appears to be facing.

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