Stuart was born and raised in the UK but moved to Queensland in 2005. In his career he has worked in a number of roles at seven newspapers and took over the editor’s chair at the QT in March 2009. When he isn’t at work at the QT , or thinking about work at the QT, he spends as much time as possible with his wife and two young Aussie sons .
Brigid Simeoni is the news director The Queensland Times, dedicated to delivering the latest news to our readers in the Ipswich region. She manages a team of journalists and is passionate about stories that impact the local community. Brigid has also worked as a sub-editor and court reporter during her eight years at the QT. If you have a news story, give Brigid a call or send her an email.
David, known as "Lemsy" around Ipswich, has been with the QT since 1984. He has been sports editor for more than two decades and has won numerous awards for his sports writing, including being named APN Journalist of the Year and Sports Editor of the Year. Away from work, he enjoys fishing, spending time with his family and watching sport.
Raised in Ipswich, I have been a reporter at The Queensland Times since 2002. I cover general news. For quite a few years I was responsible for the police round. My round now is local government. I also love covering horse racing when I can sneak out of the office.
Geoff has been working for the QT since August 2011 covering Ipswich’s rural areas. He started working for APN in January 2010 with the Chinchilla News in western Queensland after growing up on a grain farm. Geoff spends his time out of work watching far too much sport following the Reds, the Broncos and various American teams.
Joel is a journalist with 20 years of experience and since February, 2011 he has been the late reporter at The Queensland Times. Joel specialises in longer features and as the late reporter he chases all the breaking stories that unfold in the evenings. A die hard rugby league fan, Joel has been pushing hard for the Western Corridor bid to be admitted into the NRL.
Kieran joined the QT team last year after stints working in tropical north Queensland and the United Kingdom. Covering the health, transport and general news stories, he is keen to hear what Ipswich issues are important to you.
Jay has worked at the QT for five years covering most sports in Ipswich, from mountain running to gliding. His passion for writing about sport stems from his inability to come close to mastering any as a competitor, though he once captained Chris Latham in colts. Jay’s sporting heroes include Mark Ella, Steven Bradbury and Jarred Lacey.
Andrew was born and bred in Ipswich and has been at the QT since 2007. After starting out on the country rounds, he moved onto court reporting and then police and emergency services, which he has now been covering for the last three years. When he is not working on police rounds Andrew is busy sifting through the garbage of famous people, in search of ideas for his weekly column, the Naughty Korner. As there are very few famous people in Ipswich, Andrew is often forced to write his column about boring people, like politicians.
Rob has been shooting images and video at the QT since 2007. Rob is a cricket tragic who’s dream as a kid was to wear the ‘Baggy Green’. Rob’s all time favourite band is Fleetwood Mac. “Their music is amazing, emoting such love and hate, enormous talent and a bit of craziness thrown in, just like me”.
Claudia Baxter is an award winning photographer who has worked at The Queensland Times group newspapers since 2008. Claudia Baxter emigrated from the UK to study photography in Australia and majored in photojournalism and documentary photography. She loves shooting candid photography and relishes the challenge of capturing 'the moment'.
David Nielsen has been a photographer at The Queensland Times since 2010. After learning his craft at The Queensland College of Art, he started his career at The Northern Star in Lismore, NSW. David grew up on the Darling Downs and travelled extensively before realising his dream and becoming a newspaper photographer. He has a friendly disposition and enjoys shooting a wide range of subjects. David’s photographs have been described as ‘incredible’ and ‘breathtaking’ by friends and family on Facebook.
Sarah has been a photographer at The Queensland Times since 2008. She enjoys meeting new people and telling their story though images. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys being outdoors kayaking, bushwalking or traveling to foreign places.
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