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Aust shares close higher


The share market has closed higher, boosted by gains for the major banks, healthcare stocks and the IT sector.

The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 13.8 points, or 0.23 per cent, at 5,957.3 points at 1615 AEDT, while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 14.8 points, or 0.25 per cent, at 6,038.3 points.

The SPI200 futures contract was up 15 points, or 0.25 per cent, at 5,966 points.