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Author(s): Bernard Salt

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There's matters of fairness, of manners, of pleasures, of observation. Based on his weekly columns for The Australian that have been published for more than a decade they are stories powerfully told. His writing style is light, loose, crisp and fun and at times he can be glitteringly clever. He plays with language the way he plays with social observation. Salt says that writing a column is a lot like a marriage. It evolves over time. After a decade or so readers will happily let you know if you have pleased or if you displeased with your observations and your pronouncements.


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'Bernard is a highly amusing bellwether. He leads the rest of us sheep down a gentle path of truth.' - Ray Martin

Bernard Salt is widely regarded as one of Australia's leading social commentators by business, the media and the broader community. He is a high-profile Melbourne-based Partner with the global advisory firm KPMG where he founded the specialist advisory business, KPMG Demographics. Bernard writes two weekly columns for The Australian newspaper that deal with social, generational and broader demographic matters. He is an adjunct professor at Curtin University Business School and he holds a Master of Arts degree from Monash University.

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  • : 9780522866919
  • : Melbourne University Press
  • : Melbourne University Press
  • : January 2014
  • : books

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  • : Bernard Salt
  • : Paperback
  • : 200