Scott Morrison meets to meet USA Marines in Darwin

PRIME Minister Scott Morrison’s campaign caravan has rolled into Darwin for the first time this election.

Mr Morrison will spend today spruiking the Coalition’s defence package, which will include the introduction of a “Local Industry Capability Plan” requirement for all significant Defence infrastructure projects.

Under the plan, all tenderers for defence infrastructure construction jobs valued at more than $7.5 million will need to show how they will engage local businesses in the project.

While in Darwin, Mr Morrison is expected to visit the newly-arrived Marine contingent and announce the rotation will reach its full strength by July.

The eighth Marine rotation to Darwin will see 2500 American soldiers posted in the Top End, up from 1700 now