Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg stands by decision to draw opponent’s family into Kooyong battle – Mornings

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has stood by his decision to share comments made by the mother-in-law of independent candidate Monique Ryan.

While on the campaign trail Dr Ryan’s mother-in-law reportedly approached Mr Frydenberg and said she would vote for him in the contested seat of Kooyong.

On social media yesterday, Dr Ryan said her 87 year old mother-in-law is “receiving unwanted and distressing phone calls from strangers”.

Mr Frydenberg told Virginia Trioli he had no regrets discussing the woman’s support for his leadership in the Melbourne seat.

Press play to hear the Treasurer’s full interview on Mornings.

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