Ms Corrine McMillan


Ms Corrine McMillan
Electorate: Mansfield - View Map(.pdf)
Party: ALP
Election date: 25 November 2017

Contact details

Electorate Office Address

12 Mt Gravatt-Capalaba Road

Phone: (07) 3414 3100
Fax: n/a

Parliamentary Service

  • Assistant Minister for Education and Youth Justice: 18 Dec 2023
  • Chair, Community Support and Services Committee: 26 Nov 2020 - 12 Feb 2024
  • Member, Parliamentary Crime and Corruption Committee: 4 Mar 2019 - 25 Nov 2020
  • Member, Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee: 15 Feb 2018 - 6 Oct 2020
  • Temporary Speaker: 15 Feb 2018 - 6 Oct 2020


Principal, Cavendish Road State High School 2014 – 25 Nov 2017; 2015 Acting Regional Director, Metropolitan Region, supervising 430 Schools in Brisbane Metropolitan Region; Principal, Glenala State High School 2011 – 2014; 2010 Principal, Bremer State High School; 2010 Principal Springwood Road State School; 2010 Principal Adviser Education Services - Metropolitan Region; 2009 Principal Wellington Point State High School; 2006 –2009 Principal – Illaweena Campus (Years 7-12) Stretton State College; 2004 –2006 Deputy Principal – Beaudesert State High School; 2000 –2003 Head of Department (HPE) - Beaudesert State High School; 1998 - 1999 Senior Education Officer, Teaching and Learning Branch - Education House; 1998 Education Advisor - Curriculum - Ipswich and West Moreton Districts; 1995-1997 HPE Teacher
Official Awards: 2011 Winner Regional Showcase Award for Excellence in Education; 2012 Winner of two Regional Showcase Awards for Excellence in Education, Finalist in State Showcase Awards for Excellence in Education; 27 July 2012 Appeared on front page of The Australian Newspaper as Glenala SHS was recognised as one of the most improved schools in Australia; 2012 – Glenala SHS Winner of a National Australia Bank (NAB) $50 000 Impact Award for business and learning partnership with Minter Ellison’s International Law Firm; 14th Feb 2013 - Report on Glenala’s success presented in Parliament and recorded in Hansard; 2013 - Named one of Queensland’s Most Inspiring Women at the 2013 Speaker’s Awards; 2013 - Awarded the Dr John Dwyer and Queensland College of Teachers, Excellence in Leadership in Teaching and Learning Award; 2013 - Received public recognition by the Prime Minister, Queensland Minister of Education and the Queensland Opposition Leader as Glenala SHS was recognised as one of the most improved schools in Australia; 2014 - Glenala SHS received “Outstanding” in all criteria and in all categories of the Queensland Schools Discipline Audit; 2014 - Winner Regional Showcase Award for Excellence in Education, Finalist in State Showcase Award for Excellence in Education; 2014 - Australian Council for Educational Leaders Commendation Award; 2014 - Admitted to the Rank of “Fellow” Australian Council for Educational Leaders; 2015 - Awarded a Sir Winston Churchill Fellowship; 2015 - Appointed as Justice of The Peace (Qualified); 2016 - Awarded a Public Education Foundation Australia Scholarship to study at Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Boston, USA.
Community Activity: Since 2015 - Member of the Brisbane South Community Policing Board; 2015-2017 - Board Member Mount Gravatt Show Grounds Trust; Since 2016 - Member Harvard University Club of Australia ; Since 2015 - Member of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders; 2015-2017 - Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority Committee of Principals; 2014-2017 - Member Department of Education and Training Indigenous Governance Committee; 2013-2017 - Department of Education and Training Council of Principals; 2012-2017 - Member of Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership Consultation Group of experienced school Principals and Co-Authored “National Professional Standards for Principals and School Leaders”; Since 1995 - Member of the Queensland Teachers’ Union; Since 2011 - Member of the Queensland Teachers’ Union Educational Leaders’ Committee; 2006-2017 - Member of Queensland Secondary Principals’ Association and The Australian Secondary Principals’ Association, Board Member Red Rose Foundation.


Education: Master of Business Administration (MBA) - University of South Australia; Master Educational Studies (M.Ed.St) - Educational Leadership, Public Education and Political Science - University of Queensland; Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) - Physical and Health Education - University of Newcastle; Harvard Graduate School of Education - Harvard University, Boston, USA; Justice of the Peace (Qualified).

Additional Information

Publications- Publication of Churchill Fellowship Findings and Report To investigate how public education systems of government in Singapore and Finland develop and prepare leaders for contexts of increased autonomy, decision making, accountability and how these governments manage the challenges of continued vertical fiscal imbalances. Despite these imbalances Singapore and Finland lead the world in education. The study of autonomous local innovation in schools, the leadership skills, abilities and behaviours of the school leaders in these systems is timely in the Australian context to ensure that Queensland and Australia is competitive in a globalised world. Link to Publication:
Notes: Personal interests: reading; snow skiing.