In an embarrassing about-face, the federal government has been forced to agree to a national anti-corruption watchdog - a decision Conservative Party leader Cory Bernardi says it indicates the government's position has been seriously weakened.
The government has previously spoken against the need for a National Integrity Commission but it’s now been forced to support the move in parliament, because it no longer has the numbers to block it.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the issue is on the government’s agenda but is still being considered by Cabinet,
Senator Bernardi told Sydney radio station 2GB's Ben Fordham it's a bare-faced backflip.
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