Aust stocks lift at noon

Local market pushes higher despite Wall St falls as shutdown depressed markets.

The Australian stock market has lifted at noon despite falls on Wall Street as the United States government shutdown and fears of a debt default depressed offshore markets.

At 1210 AEST, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index gained 0.66% to 5,249.9 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index added 0.61% to 5,246.5 points.

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