ALBURY MP Justin Clancy has declined to say whether he supports right-to-die laws in NSW, saying it's more important he hears the views of his constituents rather than air his opinion.
Mr Clancy indicated he was likely to take the same approach he did to a conscience vote in 2019 on reforming abortion laws.
"Like the previous conscience vote I'll make sure I put before my community my thoughts but at this early stage it's more important to be listening and consulting with members of our community," the Liberal MP said on Monday.
"Whilst I've got my views I want to ensure I take the opportunity to reach out to my community and listen to my community as part of forming any decision."
Fellow Riverina MPs Helen Dalton (Shooters, Fishers and Farmers Party) and Wes Fang (Nationals) have declared support for right-to-die laws.
Mr Clancy said he did not support that move.
Premier Gladys Berejiklian has been reported as telling MPs there would not be another conscience vote in this term of Parliament, which ends in 2023, after concerns from conservative Liberals over the abortion bill.
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Dying with Dignity NSW southern border regional co-ordinator Sharon Potocnik blasted the idea of a plebiscite, saying surveys showed there was already strong support for assisted dying to be made legal in the state.
"This is just a delaying tactic and abdication of responsibility from the current government," she said.
"It's playing politics with people's lives.
"How many people are going to suffer between now and 2023 because Gladys wants to save face under a promise she made?
"It is just heartless in my opinion."
Mrs Potocnik also urged Mr Clancy to be proactive in seeking feedback from the community, suggesting he canvass opinion via outlets such as Facebook.
Mr Clancy, a practising Catholic, said his religion would not blind him in weighing up sentiment on voluntary euthanasia.
"My faith is important to me, but my faith is personal, my role is as a legislator," he said.