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@Mike Kaganski gave THE solution in the 2-column section context.

However, think about your problem because a section appears in the normal text flow. If you're too close to page end, your lines for the first "table" will spill over in the second column (unless you really inserted a table object).

You can do it differently, kind of considering your tables are "annotations", "comments" or side-text for the main flow. In the paragraph where you want these side tables to appear, insert two frames anchored To paragraph inside which you'll put your tables or any other fancy text. You can align horizontally one of them to left, the other one to right of paragraph area. As with any frame, you can eventually force the size to some fixed dimension (e.g. for special effect, the first at 1/3, the second at 2/3 page width), define how normal text flows around and set free space around. Each frame is then a sub-document by itself where you can have independent layout rules (e.g. centred, left/right justify).

Of course, result looks best aesthetically if both frames/tables have approximately the same size and there is not too much text in between.

If your tables have too much size discrepancy, the section solution is better.