Wathaurong Glass on World Stage
Friday 30 January 2015
Geelong’s Wathaurong Glass and Art will represent Victoria on the world stage by supplying gifts to dignitaries visiting the state.
Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Natalie Hutchins announced that pieces crafted by the business would be procured by the Andrews Labor Government, as part of the Aboriginal Inclusion Action Plan.
The Minister visited Wathaurong Glass and Art to see production first-hand.
During her tour, the Minister said that the pieces would be given to visiting dignitaries and would showcase the skill and artistry of Victorian businesses to the rest of the world.
The Minister said the Labor Government was committed to improving employment opportunities for Aboriginal people and working with Aboriginal owned and staffed organisations like Wathaurong Glass and Art.
Wathaurong Glass and Art supplies a variety of innovative products including glass art, splash backs for kitchens, bathroom screens and special custom made pieces for homes.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Natalie Hutchins
“Wathaurong Glass and Art play an important role in creating jobs and contributing to the local economy.”
“The current rate of unemployment for Aboriginal people living in Victoria is 18.9 per cent – four times that of non-Aboriginal people. The Andrews Labor Government will continue its work to fix this imbalance.”