Australian stocks rallied strongly on the last trading day of the month, led by the banks and the big miners.
Local investors ignored weak overseas markets where overnight the S&P 500 was down 0.1%.
The banks were in demand with Westpac up almost 2% to $33.78, the Commonwealth 1.84% to $85.04, the ANZ 1.56% to $33.23 and the NAB 1.44% to $33.920.
Rio Tinto was up 1.18% to $58.330 and BHP 0.62% to $29.38.
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