Angimon hi. I don't think you should castigate Star Rating Australia (SRA) too much on this one. They have taken the initial legal step to force Wotif/Expedia to differentiate as between STAR and Self-rated (a world 1st), but only to the extent that you have a valid contract with Expedia.

Without that contract, you are exposed to Expedia's whim and cannot be protected by SRA. I suspect that ultimately Wotif/Expedia will give those that have not signed up 30 days notice, at which point those that have still not signed will be deleted from the system?