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Tim Costello

Rev Tim Costello directs Ethical Voice and is one of Australia’s most respected community leaders and sought after voice on social justice issues, leadership and ethics. For 13 years until October 2006, Tim was Chieft Executive of World Vision Australia (WVA). He then completed over 2 years as WVA’s Chief Adovcate.

Currently Tim remains as Executive Director of Micah Australia and continues to place the challenges of global poverty on the national agenda. He is also Senior Fellow for the Centre for Public Christianity. He remains spokesperson for the Alliance for Gambling Reform, which campaigns for law reform to prevent harm from poker machine gambling.

Other positions he holds are: Chair of the Community Council of Australia, Chief Advocate of the Thriving Communitites Partnership and Patron of the National Youth Commission

In 2006 Tim was named Victoria’s Australian of the Year, in June 2005 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO); in 2004, was named Victorian of the Year; and in 1997 was named as one of Australia’s 100 national living treasures.