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The Australian share market has opened higher as gains in base metals and oil prices give the energy and mining sectors at boost.

At 1015 AEST on Thursday, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was up 38 points, or 0.63 per cent, at 6,088.2, while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 38 points, or 0.62 per cent, at 6,174.7 points.

In futures trading, the SPI200 futures contract was up 24 point, or 0.4 per cent, at 6070 points.