Energy stocks were again the session’s strongest performers; Woodside put on 1.3% and Santos rose 2.6%.
Extract soared 10.2% amid reports major shareholder, Kalahari, is being sought out by China Guangdong Nuclear Power.
The mining giants were mixed, with BHP shedding 0.3% and Rio Tinto adding 1.5%.
All four big banks added to last week’s gains; Westpac was the strongest of the lot, up 2.2%.
The ASX 200 advanced 38 points (+0.9%), settling at 4201.