Health Minister Jill Hennessy calls James Merlino a c-bomb

Health Minister Jill Hennessy dropped the c-bomb in a fiery text message sent to a Labor colleague, as tensions flared during an overnight debate on euthanasia laws.

Ms Hennessy called Deputy Premier James Merlino a 'c***' in a text message sent to him by mistake on Wednesday night, numerous parliamentary sources confirmed. 

Mr Merlino, a fierce opponent to the Government's bid to legalise a strictly monitored euthanasia scheme, had proposed an amendment which would have killed off the bill, long championed as a flagship policy by Labor.

Health Minister Jill Hennessy called Deputy Premier James Merlino a 'c***' in a text message sent to him by mistake on Wednesday night

Health Minister Jill Hennessy called Deputy Premier James Merlino a 'c***' in a text message sent to him by mistake on Wednesday night

The text message came as as tensions flared during an overnight debate on euthanasia laws. Mr Merlino (pictured) is a fierce opponent to the Government's bid to legalise a strictly monitored euthanasia scheme

The text message came as as tensions flared during an overnight debate on euthanasia laws. Mr Merlino (pictured) is a fierce opponent to the Government's bid to legalise a strictly monitored euthanasia scheme

The amendment was narrowly defeated and it is understood Mr Merlino is angry about the text message from his colleague.

His office declined to comment on the matter.

A spokeswoman for Ms Hennessy wasn't giving anything away.

'The minister doesn't comment on private conversations,' she told AAP.

The text message came as

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