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13 April 2022

The following comment can be attributed to National Museum of Australia Director, Dr Mathew Trinca:

The National Museum of Australia welcomes the recent appointment of Mr Bernard Salt AM to the Museum’s Council.

Bernard Salt is a well-known columnist with The Australian newspaper, a corporate speaker on demographic and social trends, and a former partner with the advisory firm, KPMG Australia. He is currently the founder and executive director of The Demographics Group, a corporate advisory business based in Melbourne.

‘I am delighted by the recent appointment of Mr Salt to the Museum’s Council,’ said National Museum Director, Dr Mathew Trinca.

‘Mr Salt’s experience as a social commentator with a strong understanding of the Australian community, will be a valuable contribution to the Council.

‘We look forward to him joining the Council and sharing his insights into Australian community sentiments and cultural shifts,’ said Dr Trinca.

Mr Salt has popularised Australian demographics through his books, columns and media appearances. His body of work is encapsulated in six popular books. He appears regularly as a guest on various radio and television programs. He has hosted a television show called The Next Five Years on Sky News Business and, in conjunction with KPMG Australia, hosted a top-rating podcast series called What Happens Next?

Mr Salt has held board positions previously with MLC, a Melbourne girls school, and with the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (based in Melbourne).

Mr Salt was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the 2017 Australia Day honours for significant service to the community as a demographer, and through research and commentary on social and cultural change.

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