National News

Jobless rate rising but forecasts improved

Australia's unemployment rate is expected to hit eight per cent when wage subsidies are due to end but the forecast is looking less grim as the health situation improves.

Richmond's Houli good for AFL return

Richmond captain Trent Cotchin expects Bachar Houli to face Collingwood when the AFL season resumes on Thursday night despite the All-Australian defender's fitness concerns.