(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
The following is a selection of quotes from editorials and commentaries published in 28 July editions of Australian newspapers available to BBC Monitoring:
"[Foreign Minister] Downer right to speak out"
Sydney's The Australian: www.theaustralian.news.com.au "Spain is angry with Alexander Downer for telling the truth. So is The Philippines, but the governments of both countries should get a grip. Because the foreign minister has simply stated the facts and spoken out in the interest of Australia in the war on terror. We need to ensure that our enemies, who wish another Bali massacre on us, understand that …