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As our year of pain draws to an end with signs of hope for a better 2021 on the economic and medical front, at least we can enjoy a summer break knowing that despite all else, 2020 was fantastic for corruption.

Today -- finally -- we launch the biggest sporting contest of the year, as our states, territories and the Commonwealth go head to head in a battle to determine who is the grubbiest government of them all.

The hits come hard in footy, but they're nothing compared with the hits on the public purse from dodgy politicians and crooked bureaucrats.