The Australian share market has turned negative after a positive start.
The All Ordinaries index was 5 points lower at 4,726 by 11:12am (AEDT), and the ASX 200 index was also off 5 points to 4,703.
The major miners are weaker despite a continued rise in the iron ore spot price.
BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto were down around 0.5 per cent each.
The big banks are mixed - National Australian Bank had shed 0.2 per cent.
Telstra was trading flat at $4.48.
The Australian dollar was worth close to 105.02 US cents.