The Bracks-Faulkner-Carr post-poll review into the current state of the Labor Party will recommend radical revamps to its congealed internal structure, including multiple direct election proposals to belatedly re-energise the grassroots.

Crikey understands that the reforms, foreshadowed by insiders from the ALP's progressive left faction, will focus on breaking down "collegiate systems" -- code for branch stacking -- that remain stumbling blocks to progress nearly a decade after the party's last post-election review in 2001.