Prime Minister 'not afraid' of Liberal MP rebellions on government votes

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The Liberal Party is not a group of "warm bodies and drones" for the Prime Minister to push around, Scott Morrison says, as he responds to a week of government backbenchers in both houses voting against him.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has sought to downplay deepening divisions and ill-discipline in his ranks after a chaotic week in parliament, saying he embraces his colleagues' divergent views.

Key points: Scott Morrison says he is not worried rebel MPs could spoil the last sitting week of parliament

Scott Morrison says he is not worried rebel MPs could spoil the last sitting week of parliament The Prime Minister says he welcomes different views within his party

The Prime Minister says he welcomes different views within his party The government has confirmed it will keep its original proposed model for an anti-corruption commission

Mr Morrison is facing a backbench revolt that has paralysed his government's agenda, seen Coalition senators siding with One Nation and the government briefly lose control of the House of Representatives.

On Thursday, Liberal MP Bridget Archer crossed the floor in support of a bid to force a debate on a federal corruption watchdog.

Mr Morrison today confirmed the government would stick with its original proposal for a Commonwealth Integrity Commission, abandoning plans to rejig the widely criticised model.

However, he would not say whether it would be introduced next week, before parliament rises for the year.

"I don't lead a team of drones and warm bodies that I just…
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