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Aust shares close strongly higher

The Australian share market has closed at fresh four and a half year high, boosted by across the board gains.

At the close on Thursday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was 67.5 points, or 1.34 per cent, higher at 5,104.1 while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 67.3 points, or 1.33 per cent, at 5,120.4.

On the ASX 24, the March share price index futures contract was 67 points higher at 5,087 with 32,846 contracts traded.