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Rev Tim Costello AO is a Baptist minister and a social justice advocate. He held the role of CEO at World Vision from 2004 until 2016. He was subsequently appointed as the organisation’s chief advocate. He is chief advocate for the Alliance for Gambling Reform.


We need to be physically distant, but we need to share our collective pain


Tim Costello, Monday, 30th March 2020 -  Self-isolation is not the crisis, it is the beginning of the crisis. We need to prepare for the sadness that will be thrust upon us, writes Tim Costello.

‘Charities can be part of the solution’


David Crosbie, Thursday, 19th March 2020 -  In an open letter to governments across Australia, David Crosbie and Tim Costello make seven suggestions as to how government can work more effectively with charities over the coming months.

The public health issue that’s staring us in the face but being ignored


Tim Costello, Tuesday, 15th October 2019 -  Gambling is doing extreme harm in Australia. It is time for governments to start treating it as the public health issue it so clearly is, writes Rev Tim Costello AO, chief advocate for the Alliance for Gambling Reform.

The refugee reality


Tim Costello, Tuesday, 30th July 2019 -  In this extract from his new memoir, A Lot with A Little, activist Tim Costello reflects on the need for Australia to take our fair share of refugees and reject the language of the new authoritarianism and scapegoating.

Mergers & Collaborations – Honouring Community Trust


Tim Costello, Wednesday, 11th November 2015 -  As a sector we need to be honest about the level of duplication in Australia and whether it is beneficial to the community, writes the CEO of World Vision Tim Costello.
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