Aust stocks slip at noon

Stocks slip in light trading ahead of the Federal election.

The Australian stock market fell almost half a per cent at noon, ahead of tomorrow's federal election and after encouraging US employment data boosted Wall Street overnight.

At 1205 AEST, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was 0.45 per cent lower at 5,119.5 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index lost 0.4 per cent to 5,118.1 points.

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