Farmers have been working from home long before a virus forced everyone to.
Melinda Pavey's decision to enforce the pumping embargo with no concessions would have let more water downstream, hence the irony in the Greens' position.
When the government makes its decision later this year, it won't just be making a decision about whether to give the go ahead to a new mine, but also a decision about the future of agriculture on the Breeza Plain.
Do the deeper pockets of foreign-owned - and sometimes sovereign-backed - companies present a better prospect of paying dairy farmers a better price for their milk?
The early response from the Buy from the Bush campaign demonstrates the power of our purchasing decisions and how people in metropolitan areas really can make a difference - and not just during times of drought.
The ability to produce a grain crop with limited moisture could be at threat with the increasingly negative perceptions towards glyphosate.