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Macquarie Law School

Honorary Associates

Zada Lipman

BA (Hons) (Wits); LLB (SA); LLM (Qld)
Emeritus Professor


Emeritus Professor Zada Lipman has over 30 years experience teaching and researching in the area of environmental law with a particular focus on pollution law, international trade in hazardous waste, planning law and coastal management law. She has extensive publications in her areas of expertise, including five co-authored books. The 4th edition of her co-authored book: Environmental and Planning Law in New South Wales (with R Lyster, G Wiffen, N Franklin & L Pearson) Federation Press will be published in February 2016. She is a former Director of the Centre for Environmental Law at Macquarie University and the Centre for Environmental Dispute Assessment and Resolution. She also served as Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning) in the School of Law. Emeritus Professor Lipman is a member of the (World Conservation Union) IUCN Commission on Environmental Law and a member of the Commissions' Special Working Group on Enforcement and Compliance and Oceans, Coasts and Coral Reefs. She is the Australian editor of the Environmental Liability Journal (UK) and a member of the editorial board of the Environmental and Planning Law Journal.

Research Interests

Environmental Law, especially pollution law, planning law, climate change and coastal adaptation law, biodiversity law.

Recent Publications

  • R Lyster, Z Lipman, G Wiffen, N Franklin & L Pearson, Environmental and Planning Law in New South Wales Federation Press 4th edition (forthcoming Feb 2016).
  • "Trade in Hazardous Waste" Ch 12 in International Environmental Law and the Global South, S Alam, S Atapattu, C Gonzalez, J Razzaque (eds) (Cambridge University Press , New York, 2015).
  • L Nurhidayah, S Alam & Z Lipman, "The Influence of International Law upon ASEAN Approaches in Addressing Transboundary Haze Pollution in Southeast Asia", (2015) 37(2) Contemporary Southeast Asia 183-210.
  • "Obligation to Report and Manage Pollution Incidents" (with M Farrugia),  (2013) 17 Local Government Law Journal, 18-30.
  • "Environmental and Planning Law in New South Wales (with R Lyster, G Wiffen, N Franklin & L Pearson) Federation Press 3rd edition 2012.
  • "Australian Initiatives to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions" [2012] 1 Environmental Liability, pp 31-39.
  • "Pollution Control and the Regulation of Chemicals and E-Waste", Ch 18 in Routledge Handbook of International Environmental Law, eds S Alam, J Bhuiyan, T Chowdhury, E Techera (Routledge, 2012) pp 313-332.
  • "Compliance and Enforcement of International Conventions in Australia", in Compliance and Enforcement in Environmental Law: Toward More Effective Implementation, eds Paddock, Qun, Kotze, Markell, Markowitz,and Zaelke  (Edward Elgar,  2011)  pp 35-60.
  • "That Sinking Feeling: A Legal Assessment of the Coastal Planning System in New South Wales", (with R Stokes) (2011) 28 Environmental and Planning Law Journal 1-19.

Recent Conference Presentations

  • "Climate Change and Coastal Protection", Invited paper by the Judicial Commission of New South Wales: Land and Environment Court of NSW Annual Conference 2011, Sydney, May 2011.
  • "Resilience and Legal Strategies for Coastal Management", Invited paper, ACCEL Conference 2010 Resilience and Climate Change: Law's Response, August 2010, Sydney Law School, University of Sydney.