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Vic cop killers will never get parole

AAP logoAAP 22/11/2016

Anyone who kills a Victorian police officer won't ever get parole under Premier Daniel Andrews' proposed tough new laws.

Russell St bomber Craig Minogue, who killed a police officer in 1986, is eligible for parole next year but Mr Andrews says the government will make sure cop-killers aren't allowed out.

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

The laws will be introduced into parliament next sitting week and will be rushed through in time to prevent Minogue from getting bail.

They will apply retrospectively to the small number of other criminals convicted of killing police officers.

Minogue killed one woman and injured 22 people in the bombing, before going on to kill another man in jail.

Opposition police spokesman Edward O'Donoghue said the premier had to be pushed into taking action.

"Only after the Liberal Nationals introduced a bill into parliament to keep the Russell Street bomber Craig Minogue behind bars has Daniel Andrews been embarrassed into action," Mr O'Donoghue said.

"The Andrews government must now explain if any changes it makes will apply only to police, or all emergency services personnel."

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