Does Australia really have the deadliest snakes in the world?

Only if you analyse their venom in isolation, instead of looking at the whole picture.

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Eastern green mamba: not the deadliest but definitely the prettiest. Still deadlier than the taipan.
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Snake-cop interviewing a snake-criminal who’s agreed to make a deal - “I want NAMES and DETAILS”

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