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Minogue jail laws due in Vic parliament

AAP logoAAP 5/12/2016

Victoria has just three parliamentary sitting days to pass new laws to keep Russell Street bomber Craig Minogue behind bars.

Minogue will be eligible for parole in January, but Premier Daniel Andrews has promised new laws that will mean he won't ever get out of jail.

"Anybody who takes the life of a member of our Victoria Police force will not be eligible for any parole whatsoever," Mr Andrews told reporters on November 23.

Minogue killed a policewoman and injured 22 people in the 1986 bombing, before going on to kill another man in jail.

If the new laws don't get introduced into parliament and passed this week, they won't be gazetted in time to stop Minogue's parole application.

Opposition Leader Matthew Guy said the laws were the most pressing issue for the final week of parliament for the year.

"If the government doesn't bring this through then Craig Minogue, the Russell Street bomber, could apply for parole in January, before the parliament reconvenes," Mr Guy told reporters on Monday.

The government is also set to release its response to the parliamentary inquiry into end of life choices, which earlier in the year recommended legalising assisted dying.

Labor is also expected to continue its law and order push as it cracks down on a teenage crime wave.

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