Abbott said there was a “serious risk from a terrorist attack” days after Australia raised its national terror threat level to “high”.
The 400 air force personnel and 200 others in the contingent could be deployed this week, Abbott told reporters.
Tour operator Intrepid Travel said 25 people – 22 tourists and three local staff – were on the bus.
Australia holds about a third of the world’s recoverable uranium resources, and exports nearly 7,000 tonnes a year.
Located in the central part of the island nation, the destination is only few hours away from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.
Maxwell included an outrageous display of ambidextrous shot making in his innings, hitting nine fours and five sixes.
Abbott said it was important to assist international partners as the situation deteriorated in Iraq.
Canberra has informed New Delhi that these people were part of an illegal migration racket.
An Australian family mourning their son and his wife learnt that their step-granddaughter and her husband were on MH17.
Clarke expects a full strength squad for the upcoming tri-series against South Africa and Zimbabwe.
The squad is littered with players in their early 20s with two uncapped contenders for a ticket to South America.
Australia go atop updated Test cricket rankings after nearly five years; are also No.1 in ODIs.
Watson feels India’s plight in Australia in adapting to wicket conditions would be similar to theirs in India.
Stephanie has not competed since her failure to win a single medal at the 2012 London Games.
A species of the bird in Australia passes an Aesop fable test.