The Great Forest

Science & Environment

The forests of Victoria’s Central Highlands are a picturesque greenbelt crucial to Melbourne’s water supply and could soon be included in a huge new national park.

Platypus milked for venom for the first time


The Australian Reptile Park’s general manager Tim Faulkner has, for the first time, successfully milked a platypus for its venom, which will now be used by researchers to determine whether or not it could have health benefits.