10 year moratorium Thank you all for your replies. I am currently practising in Australia - and have been so for almost 5 years. The inequity in the system is quite startling. The Human Rights Act (HRA) was put in place in 1975 and "trumps" all state laws that may contravene its (federally mandated) parts. Section 10 of the HRA is the operative part in this case. The only way to challenge s19AB is either by the route above or through lobbying for change by federal MPs. I have tried this latter to no effect (at all) so far. Also note that the Human Rights & Equality Commission (HREOC) will not intervene in this case as they have only a mandate to work under section 9 of the HRA - s10 is beyond their mandate. Hence my case was turned down by them. The ACCC, similarly, will not look into the (obvious) competition breaches inherent in s19AB as it is federally mandated. So, the only course left open is a legal challenge, as far as I can see.