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1. Child among those hurt by a Thermomix.
As law firm Slater and Gordon explores a class action against Thermomix it’s been reported that a child is among the many hurt. It has also been reported that the local distributor made a profit of $40 million last year.
News Limited reports that Melbourne mother Heidi Brennan was cooking in a TM31 when it started to make a “strange sound”.
When she turned it and released the lid, the Thermomix exploded – all the while she was carrying her 16-month-old daughter Caitlin on her hip.
“The lid hit the roof and the Thermomix sprayed boiling hot water all over us,” Mrs Brennan said.
Mrs Brennan, a paramedic, immediately put her daughter in the shower to lessen the damage. Mrs Brennan had deep burns to both shoulders and an eye, her little girl burnt her arm. They were taken to hospital by ambulance. The next day, after they were released, Ms Brennan contacted Thermomix.
“They didn’t really care,” she told News Limited.
The mother and daughter had three weeks of treatment in a burns clinic.
The Herald Sun reports that Melbourne-based lawyers Slater and Gordon want to help take on a class action after it was revealed 87 people have been injured by the Thermomix.
Lawyer Barrie Woollacott said he was shocked by the number of reported injuries allegedly caused by Thermomix.
“We didn’t really have any concept as to those sorts of numbers. It increases the prospects of a class action going ahead.”
2. PM backs Immigration Leader a day after Mr Dutton said refugees would take jobs.
The Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has defended Peter Dutton’s performance as immigration minister after Mr Dutton said on Tuesday that unemployment would rise if Australia increased its humanitarian intake of refugees.
“For many people they won’t be numerate or literate in their own language let alone English… these people would be taking Australian jobs and there is no question about that,” Mr Dutton said.
Yesterday the PM said Mr Dutton is an “outstanding minister”
“Everybody that comes to Australia, we want to be able to seek employment. We want to be sure that they have got the skills to do so,” he said.
Meanwhile Labor Senator Sam Dastyari told Sky News he was offended by the minister’s comments, saying that when he came to Australia near the end of the Iran-Iraq War he could not speak a word of English.
“Time and time again the prime minister is not prepared to stand up to the right wing tin-foil hat brigade within his own party,” Senator Dastyari said.
3. Nine-year-old girl battling ovarian cancer.
The family of a nine-year-old girl with ovarian cancer say she is their “little battler.”
Fairfax Media reports that Dakota Rose from Queensland was diagnosed only two weeks ago after she felt a pain in her side with a hard lump. Within days she was discovered to have ovarian cancer – usually found in women five times her age.