WATCH LIVE: Treasurer Josh Frydenberg debates climate 200-backed independent Monique Ryan on Sky News Australia

Josh Frydenberg took on Climate 200-backed independent Monique Ryan in the Sky News Australia Kooyong debate on Thursday.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg took on his independent challenger Monique Ryan at the Sky News Australia Kooyong People’s Forum on Thursday.

Mr Frydenberg faces his most serious campaign yet from the Climate 200-backed candidate, with the two battling it out in front of an audience of undecided voters.

Forum host and Sky News Australia Chief Anchor Kieran Gilbert said the debate would be an important part of the local campaign in the Melbourne suburb of Kooyong.

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“Mr Frydenberg faces a credible challenge with Dr Ryan, who hopes to stun the man many consider to be a future party leader and prime minister,” he said.

“We are thrilled to be pitting these two candidates against each other on our news service and in front of the main audience, the undecided voters.”

The Sky News People’s Forum Marginal Debate Series is a new addition to the Sky News Election 2022 schedule.

The first forum was held at Wentworth’s headquarters and featured Dave Sharma and Allegra Spender, where they discussed their views on political integrity, religious freedom, climate, electric vehicles, the boycott of Israel and foreign affairs.

The second was held yesterday in the seat of North Sydney and featured a showdown between Liberal MP Trent Zimmerman, Labor challenger Catherine Renshaw and Climate 200-backed independent candidate Kylea Tink.

More to come.

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