Fiscal Federalism in Germany – Lessons for Australia
Room 920, Level 9
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street
In this lunchtime talk, Dr h.c. Rudolf Mellinghoff will share his expertise in fiscal federalism, in particular, the allocation of tax revenue and VAT across the federal and state governments, and will draw examples from both Germany and Australia.
Dr Mellinghoff's visit in Australia is supported by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and co-hosted by the Tax Group and Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, Melbourne Law School.
Professor Dr h.c. Rudolf Mellinghoff, President
Professor Dr h.c. Rudolf Mellinghoff
Federal Supreme Finance Court of Germany
Prof Dr h.c. Rudolf Mellinghoff has been President of the Federal Supreme Finance Court of Germany since 1 November 2011. He started his judicial career in 1987 as a judge on the Finance Court of Düsseldorf (North RhineWestphalia) and served from 1992 to 1996 as a judge on the Finance Court of MecklenburgWest Pomerania. In 1997, he was appointed a judge on the Federal Supreme Finance Court of Germany and, from 2001 to 2011, he was a justice on the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany. Prof Mellinghoff is currently VicePresident of the German Tax Jurist Society, VicePresident of the German Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and a member of the Judicial Integrity Group (JIG). Prof Mellinghoff is also a member of the Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association (IFA).