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The state ready to consider new voluntary euthanasia laws

VOLUNTARY euthanasia laws may come before Victoria's parliament next week.

The Herald Sun understands the government is considering bringing the draft Bill to the Legislative Assembly on the next sitting week, which begins on September 19.

This would allow MPs and the public to consider the controversial law before a likely emotional debate in the Lower House in mid-October. If the Bill passes the Assembly, the Legislative Council would consider it in November.

The laws would apply only to terminally ill adult patients of sound mind who have made a request of doctors on three separate occasions.

On Monday, State Coroner Sara Hinchey made findings on the deaths of two Victorian couples.

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