Stacey Little is a senior research officer (legal) within the Centre for Native Title, Land and Water Research at AIATSIS. She completed her undergraduate studies (BA/LLB) at the Australian National University, where she focussed on the relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and Australian law and policy, social justice, and environmental issues. She is currently studying a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. Her background is in native title law, her experience being predominantly in litigation and compensation applications.
Stacey maintains the NTRB Precedents Database as part of the Native Title Representative Bodies Knowledge Management Project, and coordinates the production of statute and case law summaries of laws that govern or intersect with native title rights and interests. She is also a member of the research team investigating the existing commercial potential of native title rights and interests, and ways of both accessing and increasing that potential for native title holders.
Her research interests include the native title compensation regime, the intersections between environmental and Australian Indigenous law and policy, models of joint land management, and the integration of Indigenous land management practices with state and federal environmental frameworks.