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Australian share market closes higher

The Australian share market has closed higher as US futures point to a positive Wall Street session ahead of the release of key North American jobs data.

The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 34.4 points, or 0.6 per cent, at 5,775.6 at 1615 AEDT on Friday, while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 30.7 points, or 0.53 per cent, at 5,811.5.

The SPI200 futures contract was up 24 points, or 0.42 per cent, at 5,775 points.