NSW Labor leader Chris Minns says he does not support legislating voluntary assisted dying because such a bill cannot codify the risks for a vulnerable person in that situation.

It comes as the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill is set to be introduced into NSW parliament this week by Independent MP Alex Greenwich.

“I’ve made my view clear I don’t support voluntary assisted dying,” Mr Minns said at a media conference on Tuesday.

“The reasons I don’t personally is, I don’t think you can codify the risks for a vulnerable person who’s in the latter stage of their life – who may feel they’re a burden on their family or on their loved ones – and I think that’s a real concern and I don’t think it can be dealt with as per the writing of the bill.

“But, I want to make this point – I think I am in the minority of the NSW opposition when it comes to that and I fully respect their views in relation to it.”

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