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COLD CASE MYSTERY: WITNESS SAW PAEDOPHILE PRIEST COVERED IN BLOOD NEAR CRIME SCENE

A priest who sexually abused the son of cold case murder victim Maria James was seen covered in blood on the day of her murder, metres from her crime scene.

BALLARAT CATHOLIC BOYS SCHOOL APOLOGISES TO CHILD SEX ABUSE VICTIMS

St Patricks College, a Catholic boys school in Ballarat which has been associated with historic child sex abuse, apologises publicly to victims for the first time.

AUSTRALIAN SHARE MARKET FINISHES FLAT

The Australian dollar is back above 76 cents US but otherwise the share market finished flat both here and in the United States.

SCHOFIELD CLEARED, HOULI GETS TWO WEEKS FOR RESPECTIVE STRIKING INCIDENTS

West Coast's Will Schofield is cleared of striking Melbourne's Clayton Oliver by the AFL tribunal, while Richmond's Bachar Houli will miss two matches for his hit on Carlton's Jed Lamb.

STAMP DUTY CONCESSIONS COULD OPEN WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY FOR FIRST-HOME BUYERS

Cuts to stamp duty from July 1 in Victoria and New South Wales will help first-home buyers, as conditions gets tougher for investors.

DEAD KANGAROO FOUND DRESSED UP ON SIDE OF ROAD IN 'TASTELESS STUNT'

A kangaroo is found shot dead, dressed up and tied to a chair with a bottle of alcohol propped in its arms in Melbourne's outer north-east, prompting a stern warning from Victorian authorities.

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City Information & Statistics

Castlemaine () is a small city in Victoria, Australia, in the goldfields region of Victoria about 120 kilometres northwest by road from Melbourne and about 40 kilometres from the major provincial centre of Bendigo. It is the administrative and economic centre of the Shire of Mount Alexander. The population at the 2011 Census was 6,751. It was named by the chief goldfield commissioner, Captain W. Wright, in honour of his Irish uncle, Viscount Castlemaine. Castlemaine began as a gold rush boomtown in 1851 and developed into a major regional centre, being officially proclaimed a City on 4 December 1965, although since declining in population. It is home to many cultural institutions including the Theatre Royal, the oldest continuously operating theatre in mainland Australia. View More Information at Wikipedia

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