Eric Abetz

Hard-right Liberal Senator Eric Abetz has said GetUp's charity status needs to be reviewed after the group's successful campaign in unseating fellow right winger Andrew Nikolic. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, Senator, but GetUp doesn't have charity status.

The former government whip and chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence and Security lost his seat of Bass on Saturday, promptly deleted his Twitter account, and then delivered a spray on Facebook, blaming GetUp for costing him his seat after just one term.

"THIS IS WHAT DISHONEST LOOKS LIKE -- GETUP SPENT $500,000 AND IMPORTED 90 ACTIVISTS INTO BASS," the former MP posted in all-caps in a now-deleted Facebook post.