Prime Minister Gillard has backed former Prime Minister Howard's policy on four vital issues which will figure prominently in the 2013 federal election, Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown said today.
"Julia Gillard opposes marriage equality, onshore processing of asylum seekers, and denying India uranium unless it signs the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. As well, she joins John Howard on reversing a written commitment to protect Tasmania's high conservation value forests - though he only failed on the part of that deal relating to the Upper Florentine forests," Senator Brown said in Hobart.
"The Greens will have legislation for both houses the day parliament resumes next year to end marriage law discrimination. Both Labor and the Liberals voted down a Greens' bill to usher in marriage equality in 2010.
"We will strongly oppose uranium sales to India and offshore processing of the asylum seekers who come to Australia by boat.
"We will continue to campaign against Australia's uranium being used to help the nuclear militarization of India, China or any other country," Senator Brown said.