Jack Piggott grew up on a cattle property in the foothills of the Carnarvon range in Central Queensland, where he completed primary school by school of the air. Moving to boarding school in Rockhampton he graduated as a school captain, valedictorian, the recipient of the headmaster’s cup and with a scholarship to Bond University to study law and biomedical science.
Winning the Heywire competition in 2010 he subsequently became a spokesperson for a campaign on rural mental health, including voicing a national advertisement on ABC Rural. It’s also where he gained a taste of politics and joined the Liberal National Party in 2011.
Currently working in federal politics, Jack is the Vice-President of the Young Liberal National Party and Treasurer of the Federal Young Nationals.
Margaret Forrest is currently a Senior Policy Adviser to the Queensland Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, the Honourable Jarrod Bleijie MP. In 2010, she completed a Bachelor of Laws/Arts with a double major in Mandarin Chinese at the University of Queensland.
Margaret was an Associate to a judge of the Queensland District Court in 2010. She is an admitted legal practitioner with experience in both commercial and criminal law. Margaret is a member of Toastmasters and the Zonta Club of Brisbane and has previously undertaken volunteer work with BlueCare.
She has worked on election campaigns at all levels of government since joining the Liberal National Party (LNP) in 2010 and has been the Secretary of the Ryan Federal Divisional Council and the Brisbane City Business Branch of the LNP since 2013.
Margaret plans to use the Enid Dowling Foundation bursary to complete an internship with the International Criminal Court at The Hague. As someone who intends to contribute to the LNP in the future as a party member or a candidate for office, Margaret hopes the internship will broaden her knowledge of diplomatic relations between nations and her understanding of the roles played by both Queensland and Australia at an international level.