Harold Mitchell

Harold Mitchell

Multicultural stories to dine out on

Harold Mitchell As I was coming down in the lift in my building this week, I said to a well-dressed young woman, ‘‘Good morning, off to work?’’  

Immigration and the birth of a new era of confidence

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Harold Mitchell I visited my son in hospital last weekend. He'd broken his ankle and was being very well looked after in one of Melbourne's great hospitals.

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No double disillusion in our democratic neighbour Indonesia

Harold Mitchell Elections are risky things and in a democratic society the results can be uncontrollable.

No double disillusion about Indonesia's strengthening democracy

Harold Mitchell There’s been talk this week of a double-dissolution election. ''Don’t you mean double disillusion?'' sniggers Louise.

Down Under launching pad for great global achievers

Harold Mitchell Sport has always been a successful battleground for us, but we are winners in many other fields.

When it ain't broke, it's not good policy to start a repair job

Harold Mitchell The end of the week left me thinking Australia is doing very well. Stiglitz confirms it.

Toughing it out is bad for your health, and for the nation

Harold Mitchell A third of men have not seen a doctor in a year and 10 per cent have not made an appointment in five.

Leadership key, whatever the war zone you are operating in

Harold Mitchell Business and politics merge a bit too often but we all have to live with each other.

It's a Nobel calling, building a good relationship with another

Harold Mitchell A real relationship is necessary to solve any problem and that's the way I have done.

Harold Mitchell

Thinking about the budget, please let me adjust your focus

Harold Mitchell Politicians like focus groups because they're a quick fix that seems scientific.

Love thy neighbours - particularly when there's lots to learn from them

Harold Mitchell I have a feeling it would be a very good idea to work out how to get on with our neighbours.

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Levity of the lessons from the corporate boardroom

Harold Mitchell There's nothing like a levy to hold back the water and raise its temperature at the same time.

Harold Mitchell

Royal flush won't win a thing in our card game with Asia

Harold Mitchell The estimated cost of the royal visit is around $2 million and 100 per cent of the cost is paid by us.

Opinion

Tony Abbott's Asian trip has laid the foundation, now we must build on it

Harold Mitchell As the Chinese say, 'A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step', but that's all it's been.

Talk straight and mean what you say and you'll win hearts

Harold Mitchell The search for MH370 has focused our minds on how important the media are.

Harold Mitchell

Spin can spice things up, but for real effect, do it yourself

Harold Mitchell I've always thought the best way to say something is to say it yourself.

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Oldies have whip hand: treat us badly and you will regret it

Harold Mitchell More than half the nation's goods and services spend comes from households of people over 45.

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Google should pay to play

Harold Mitchell Google's total revenue in Australia is approaching $2 billion, but they invoices from Ireland.

Harold Mitchell

Qantas must learn to navigate rough weather

Harold Mitchell Last week, the editor dropped my column. It was a good story about Google and tax. There are moments when the editor faces tough choices.