Australian stocks fell in afternoon trade.
The energy sector, down more than 3%, was hit by a 5% fall in oil prices overnight. Woodside Petroleum lost 1.94% to $31.40, LNG 10% to 1.635 and Santos 6% to $5.57.
Six out of ten sectors were lower.
The miners were dragged down, with BHP shedding 2.4% to $24.75 and Fortescue Metals 8.5% to $2.19.
The major banks were either weaker or flat. The Commonwealth lost 1.5% to $73.46.
Martin Aircraft shares were up more than 20% after the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand has approved the latest model jetpack, the Prototype 12, for manned flight.
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