This artwork was designed for Westpac Group by artist Lucy Simpson of Gaawaa Miyay. Representing the heart or base of a weave, this design was inspired by the notion of weaving twining and bringing together the strands of prosperity, growth, independence, sustainability, knowledge, education and opportunity through its foundations (community). The fibres help to create and support a solid, beautiful, unique and inclusive structure.
Before she could even legally vote, Tegan Burke had already graduated from a school-based traineeship to a full traineeship, fast-tracked her financial and business certificates in record time, and become one of Westpac’s youngest ever personal bankers. Now, she has added yet another feather to her cap. On Friday night, Tegan was a finalist in the Queensland Training Awards, on the back of her recent win at the regional levels ahead of 659 other nominees. Read more
20 local organisations committed to creating better social futures for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have received a record $190,943 in grants from Westpac Foundation through its annual Community Grants program. (Photo is of a student at Boonderu Music Academy, a grant recipient, from Boonderu's website.) Read more
At just 17 years of age, Taylor Wigg has become part of Australian history, having been selected for the nation’s first Indigenous women’s cricket team, a feat that has earned her a nomination as Tasmania’s Aboriginal Sportsperson of the year in this week’s NAIDOC awards. Taylor is also a school-based trainee at Westpac's Burnie branch. (Photo supplied by The Advocate.) Read more
When Westpac Indigenous Business Manager, Bruce McQualter first heard Wiradjuri man Herb Smith talk about his dreams for his business a couple of years ago, he thought what a great feel to it his story has. And time shows that with the growth of Herb's business Dreamtime Tuka, Bruce was right. Read more
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