Morning Buzz: Sydney news, traffic and weather for Tuesday, March 21

Health Minister Greg Hunt says his commitment to after-hours medical access is 'rock-solid'. Photo: Justin McManus
Health Minister Greg Hunt says his commitment to after-hours medical access is 'rock-solid'. Photo: Justin McManus

Good morning and welcome to the Morning Buzz for Tuesday, March 21. There’s a chance of more showers today with high temperatures of around 29 degrees across the city.​

Traffic Buzz

CROYDON PARK: There has been an accident involving a car and pedestrian on Georges River Road at Brighton Avenue. There are heavy traffic conditions in the area.

CHATSWOOD: There has been a truck breakdown on the Pacific Highway at Ashley Street. There are heavy traffic conditions in the area.

PARRAMATTA: There has been a two-car accident on the Great Western Highway at Pitt Street.

GREENACRE: There has been a truck breakdown on Stacey Street approaching the Hume Highway.

ROSELANDS: A truck breakdown is affecting traffic on King Georges Road. The breakdown occurred just past Roselands Avenue. There are heavy traffic conditions in the area.

MASCOT: There has been a three-vehicle accident on Airport Drive, just past Marsh Street. There are heavy traffic conditions in the area.

News Buzz

Wilton locals Julie and Hudson Bullock were fondly remembered at a funeral service held at St John's Anglican Church in Camden on Monday. Picture: Simon Bennett

Wilton locals Julie and Hudson Bullock were fondly remembered at a funeral service held at St John's Anglican Church in Camden on Monday. Picture: Simon Bennett

REMEMBERING JULIE AND HUDSON: Grieving husband and father Darren Bullock delivered a heartfelt eulogy for his wife Julie and son Hudson in front of almost 500 mourners at a funeral service in Camden yesterday. Mrs Bullock, 49, and seven-year-old Hudson were killed in a head-on car crash along the Hume Highway near Pheasants Nest on March 7. 

PRESSURE RISES: Home doctors fear the axe is about to fall on Medicare-funded, after-hours visits to millions of Australian households each year, resulting in after-hours patients being pushed towards already stretched hospital emergency departments.

HEALTH CRISIS: A health warning has been issued in the south west due to a huge increase in the number of cryptosporidiosis cases.

MAN INJURED: One man has been injured after part of a train's roof flew off as it approached a station in Sydney's inner west on Monday.

Pieces of debris on a platform at Burwood station, after a roof hatch fell off a train. Photo: Seven News

Pieces of debris on a platform at Burwood station, after a roof hatch fell off a train. Photo: Seven News

BROOKVALE ATTACK: A man accused of stabbing three people in a random attack at a gym on Sydney's northern beaches on Monday night is then believed to have carried out two armed robberies at service stations just hours later, police say.

WORKERS FACE AXE: The troubled Australian Bureau of Statistics is to axe another 80 to 100 of its public servants, staff were told on Monday.

KEATING HAS HIS SAY: Paul Keating has dramatically added his voice to those of industry and finance experts warning the Turnbull government against allowing superannuation savings to be used for house purchases, branding the idea scandalous, ideological and designed to "pull the backside out" of super.

SHOOTING SUSPECT ARRESTED: The brother of slain standover figure Wally Ahmad has been arrested as he stepped off a flight from the Middle East in relation to one of Sydney's unsolved gangland killings.

READY TO BLOCK: A push to weaken Australia's race hate laws has ignited tensions inside the Turnbull government despite the changes having little chance of passing Parliament, with key Senate crossbenchers indicating they will block any major reform.

Sports Buzz

Down: Dragons fullback Josh Dugan holds his face. Picture: John Veage

Down: Dragons fullback Josh Dugan holds his face. Picture: John Veage

DRAGONS FACE FINE: St George Illawarra have responded to the NRL’s breach notice saying they are yet to be formally advised of a breach. The Dragons are facing a $100,000 fine for their handling of an incident involving Josh Dugan in their 16-10 win over Cronulla on Sunday night.

TAYLOR SACKED: Wests Tigers announced coach Jason Taylor had been sacked on Monday, effective immediately.

HONOURS SHARED: Australia have passed a searching examination of their mettle by overcoming India's spin masters on Ranchi's so-called craters of doom to secure a backs-to-the-wall draw in the third Test.

FEUD CONTINUES: They've been at the centre of arguments over the decision review system, a shoulder injury and now it's India's team physiotherapist caught in the crossfire in Steve Smith and Virat Kohli's feud.