However, the day has been saved and the bongs have been restored after the Paisley Daily Express alerted Renfrewshire Council to the problem.
For more than a week only the Westminster chimes that precede the bongs that mark the hour have been sounding.
Sex Party president Fiona Patten said the Victorian Government's proposal bans bongs used by young Caucasians and water pipes used by Chinese, but exempts the hookah.
"How can you send Chinese and Caucasian Australians to jail for selling and displaying bongs and then exempt Lebanese and Egyptian Australians from selling and displaying their version of a bong?" the Herald Sun quoted Patten, as saying today.
IN THE PIPELINE: Jamie and pals hold bongs at Thai hotel' IN SHORT Kate looks so chic on Malibu shopping trip Picture: BAUER-GRIFFIN/ MATRIXPHOTOS.COM' SMOKE: Jamie has cigarette
Jamie Burke, 20, was on holiday with a group of public school friends in Thailand when he was pictured with a wooden bong - commonly used for smoking marijuana.
A SHOP owner has hit out at Kirklees Council after being told she can no longer sell smoking devices known as bongs.
Deborah Kings, who runs the Spirit of the Age store in Byram Arcade, Huddersfield, was told to stop selling the bongs because they were not on the stock list on her tenancy agreement.
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family's resistance to the Communist regime that came to power in 1974; their involvement in the war, the seven years they spent in a labour camp and finally, having to come to terms with being refugees in the US.