Instead of debating why our judges and politicians should stay off each others’ turf, we need to tackle the real problem – a prison system that isn’t achieving correction.

There should be tension and debate between our judges and politicians. Let us have far more of it. Forget the conventions. Those who administer the law have as much right to voice their concerns as those who make the law.

Government considers Bangkok rescue; Key hints at business tax holiday; Recession could be over next year, forecasters say; All Blacks to meet their nemesis after 2011 World Cup draw made; and more

Under the bold headline Get us out of here, the Herald leads with news the government is considering chartering an Air New Zealand plane or sending the Air Force to get the 200 New Zealanders stranded in Thailand out of the country.