Environmental Policy: Australian Practice in the Context of Theory offers a discussion of the processes and practices of environmental policy. Grounded in theory, it shows how policy is developed on a practical level within an Australian context. It covers: the growing involvement of private businesses and community organisations in environmental policy development the types of policy which exist in Australia and overseas, including key policy examples from Federal, State and local governments, and businesses the factors that influence the focus and operation of policy, such as the effects of globalisation, politics and the media the approaches to implementation which are available including, legal tools, pollution taxes, subsidies, performance bonds and educational programs. This is an invaluable book for students who need to know how environmental policy is developed. It is also a practical reference book for those who are involved in policy-making.