The Aussie market is struggling so far today, following the negative lead from international shares overnight last night.
Most sectors are weaker with utilities and industrials the weakest links.
On the other end of the spectrum, health care and telco stocks are the best performers.
In company news, Asciano is up 0.5% after announcing a new five-year deal with Linfox believed to be worth up to $400 million.
Around the region, Asian markets are all lower with the Hang Seng (-0.5%) and Nikkei (-0.9%) both trading in the red.