Two of Australia's best journalistic exports, Mick Ware and John Garnaut, were at the Lowy Institute recently, and I took the opportunity to talk to them both about their remarkable careers and the countries from which they have reported.

You know John Garnaut from his agenda-setting reporting for Fairfax from China. You know Mick Ware for his reporting for TIME and CNN from countless war zones, and more recently his recollections of the Iraq war, which appeared on The Interpreter.