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澳洲新闻 (ABC新闻快递) 2011-11-08

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 The Senate is expected to pass the Government's carbon tax legislation today. The Government and the Greens will use their numbers to bring on a final vote to the 18 bills. The Opposition1 is vowing2 to scrap3 the tax if it wins Government. The tax will start from July next year. 

 
The jury in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor has reached a verdict. They are expected to deliver their decision in about two hours' time. Dr Conrad Murray is accused of giving the singer a lethal4 dose of the anaesthetic propofol. If convicted, he faces up to four years in jail. 
 
The Federal Opposition says the decision to scrap the $223 million tender process for the offshore5 broadcaster Australia Network is yet another example of the Government's incompetence6. The tender was abandoned because of leaks of confidential7 information to the media. Sky News is competing with the ABC to win the tender. The ABC has been given an extension to run Australia Network until next August. A final decision is due in the first quarter of next year.  
 
Greece's main political party is expected to name a new prime minister and cabinet later today. Prime Minister George Papandreou resigned yesterday as part of a deal to form a unity8 government. The deal clears the way for the parliament to ratify9 the eurozone's debt package. 
 
And fears are growing that Italy may default on its debts. The Italian government's borrowing costs have risen with 10-year bonds hitting at 6.5 per cent.

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1 opposition eIUxU     
n.反对,敌对
参考例句:
  • The party leader is facing opposition in his own backyard.该党领袖在自己的党內遇到了反对。
  • The police tried to break down the prisoner's opposition.警察设法制住了那个囚犯的反抗。
2 vowing caf27b27bed50d27c008858260bc9998     
起誓,发誓(vow的现在分词形式)
参考例句:
  • President Bush is vowing to help Minneapolis rebuild its collapsed bridge. 布什总统承诺将帮助明尼阿波利斯重建坍塌的大桥。
  • President Bush is vowing to help Minneapolis rebuild this collapse bridge. 布什总统发誓要帮助明尼阿波利斯重建起这座坍塌的桥梁。
3 scrap JDFzf     
n.碎片;废料;v.废弃,报废
参考例句:
  • A man comes round regularly collecting scrap.有个男人定时来收废品。
  • Sell that car for scrap.把那辆汽车当残品卖了吧。
4 lethal D3LyB     
adj.致死的;毁灭性的
参考例句:
  • A hammer can be a lethal weapon.铁锤可以是致命的武器。
  • She took a lethal amount of poison and died.她服了致命剂量的毒药死了。
5 offshore FIux8     
adj.海面的,吹向海面的;adv.向海面
参考例句:
  • A big program of oil exploration has begun offshore.一个大规模的石油勘探计划正在近海展开。
  • A gentle current carried them slowly offshore.和缓的潮流慢慢地把他们带离了海岸。
6 incompetence o8Uxt     
n.不胜任,不称职
参考例句:
  • He was dismissed for incompetence. 他因不称职而被解雇。
  • She felt she had been made a scapegoat for her boss's incompetence. 她觉得,本是老板无能,但她却成了替罪羊。
7 confidential MOKzA     
adj.秘(机)密的,表示信任的,担任机密工作的
参考例句:
  • He refused to allow his secretary to handle confidential letters.他不让秘书处理机密文件。
  • We have a confidential exchange of views.我们推心置腹地交换意见。
8 unity 4kQwT     
n.团结,联合,统一;和睦,协调
参考例句:
  • When we speak of unity,we do not mean unprincipled peace.所谓团结,并非一团和气。
  • We must strengthen our unity in the face of powerful enemies.大敌当前,我们必须加强团结。
9 ratify uATzc     
v.批准,认可,追认
参考例句:
  • The heads of two governments met to ratify the peace treaty.两国政府首脑会晤批准和平条约。
  • The agreement have to be ratify by the board.该协议必须由董事会批准。
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