Brett is a legal scholar and historian who joined the Faculty of Law in 2018. He holds an LLB (Honours I), BA and PhD from the University of Wollongong. His research interests lie primarily in the political economy of law. In particular, his work focuses upon how the functions and development of law are tied to the historical evolution of the capitalist mode of production. His book Regulation Theory and Australian Capitalism: Rethinking Social Justice and Labour Law (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2017) combines Marxist jurisprudence and regulation theory to understand the place of labour law within the architecture of post-World War II Australian capitalism. He has also published articles on trading hours legislation, occupational health and safety, trade union mobilisation and literary theory.
Political economy of law; labour law; legal theory; legal history.
Heino, B 2017, Regulation Theory and Australian Capitalism: Rethinking Social Justice and Labour Law, Rowman & Littlefield International, London.
Heino, B 2019, 'The Engine of Antipodean Fordism: Australia's Metal Trades Award, 1947-63', law&history, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 143-174.
Heino, B 2019, 'Neoliberalism, Labour governments, and working-class power-resources: a tale of the tape', Interface : a Journal for and about Social Movements, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 237-255.
Heino, B 2017, 'Trading hours deregulation in Tasmania and Western Australia: large retailer dominance and changing models of development', Labour and Industry: a journal of the social and economic relations of work, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 95-112.View/Download from: UTS OPUS or Publisher's site
Heino, B 2015, 'Award Regulation and the New South Wales Retail Sector, 1971–88: Crisis and Experimentation amidst Changing Models of Development', Labour History, vol. 109, pp. 75-92.
Heino, B 2015, 'Capitalism, regulation theory and Australian labour law: Towards a new theoretical model', Capital and Class, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 453-472.
Heino, B & Dahlstrom, J 2014, 'War Crimes and the Parisian Regulation Approach: Representations of the Crisis of Antipodean Fordism', Journal of Australian Political Economy, vol. 74, pp. 95-118.
Heino, B 2014, 'Workchoices - Characterisation, Effects and Resistance: An AMWU perspective', Social Alternatives, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 50-57.
Heino, B 2013, 'The state, class and occupational health and safety: locating the capitalist state's role in the regulation of OHS in NSW', Labour and Industry, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 150-167.
Heino, B 2018, 'The Lynchpin of Antipodean Fordism: Australia's Metal Trades Award as a Pace-Setter, 1947-63', Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand, University of Wollongong.
Heino, B 2014, 'Regulation theory and Australian labour law: from antipodean Fordism to liberal-productivism', Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand, Melbourne.
Heino, B 2019, 'Midway upon the journey', Progress in Political Economy.
Shortlisted for the 2018 Overland Fair Australia Prize
Heino, B 2019, 'Fear and the polis in Sophocles' Ajax', Progress in Political Economy.
Heino, B 2019, 'Optimates vs populares: Lucan on Trumpism', Progress in Political Economy.
Originally appearing in Progress in Political Economy, 24 April 2019.
Heino, B 2019, ''Your push is what makes the wheels turn': Class, crime and law in colonial New South Wales', SAGE Publications, pp. 362-367.
Heino, B 2018, 'Towards a queer Marxism: Holly Lewis on the terms of the dialogue', SAGE Publications, pp. 559-602.
Heino, B 2017, 'Book review - 'The Great Leveler: Capitalism and Competition in the Court of Law'', SAGE Publications, pp. 392-395.
Heino, B 2016, 'Book review - 'PostCapitalism: A Guide to Our Future'', SAGE Publications, pp. 557-560.
Heino, B 2015, 'Book Review - 'Australia's Boldest Experiment: War and reconstruction in the 1940s'', pp. 34-34.
Heino, B 2015, 'Book Review - 'If You're in My Way, I'm Walking: The Assault on Working People Since 1970'', SAGE Publications, pp. 403-405.